December 6, 2018 / 8:50 PM / 8 days ago

Trump did not know about Huawei extradition request before Xi dinner -source

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump did not know about a U.S. request for the extradition of Huawei's chief financial officer from Canada before he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner last weekend, a White House official said on Thursday.

Huawei Technologies Ltd's CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States. The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Makini Brice)

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