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Microsoft Says To Keep Exploring TikTook Purchase After Talks With Trump

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Trump has threatened to bar the wildly common app in US, citing nationwide safety considerations. (File)

Washington:

Microsoft mentioned Sunday it was persevering with talks with Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTook to buy its US operations, following a gathering with President Donald Trump.

“Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.

Trump has threatened to bar the wildly common app within the United States, citing nationwide safety considerations, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned earlier Sunday that the president was set to announce robust motion in opposition to TikTook.

“President Trump has said, ‘Enough,’ and we’re going to fix it,” Pompeo informed Fox News.

“And so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party,” he added.

Earlier media reviews had recommended Trump would require that the app’s US operations be divested from its Chinese proprietor ByteDance.

But The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Microsoft’s plans to purchase TikTook’s US operations had been on maintain after Trump’s risk to bar the app.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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