Trump could intervene in Huawei CFO arrest case

Dec 12, 2018, 5:48 AM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump's remark came as  a Canadian court granted bail to Huawei CFO.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he could intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was recently arrested in Canada and faces extradition to America over breach of Iran sanctions.

Trump said that he would step in if that helps to secure a trade deal with China or advances U.S.’ national security interests, notes Reuters.

Trump’s remark came as a Canadian court granted bail to Wanzhou, whose arrest threatens to escalate into a new diplomatic standoff between China and the U.S. Beijing has vehemently criticized the detention and lodged a formal protest with the ambassadors of both the countries, reports the BBC.