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Star Metro: Mccallum and States Relinquishes

star metro: McCallum, Canada's former ambassador to China, on January 24, 2019, walked back comments that Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition to the United States, following a political backlash, according to Toronto Star. ALICE CHICHE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES file photo That was after Star Metro published an interview with McCallum in Vancouver in which he said that it would be great for Canada if the United States relinquishes its attempt to extradite Huawei's chief financial officer. In a statement released Saturday afternoon, Trudeau said he demanded McCallum's resignation on Friday night. According to a senior government source, Trudeau had spoken to McCallum earlier in the week after he misspoke and told Chinese language reporters about the government's view of the Meng case. Article Continued Below Government officials had initially suggested McCallum was more forthright than expected in his comments outlining the view that Meng had strong legal arguments to fight extradition, but Trudeau did not, at first, repudiate his comments. Trudeau asked McCallum explicitly to stop speaking about it but was prepared to stand by his ambassador in the face of Conservative calls that he should be fired. ( As reported in the news.