1. Wide of British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg seated, journalist asking question, zoom in on Hunt
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary: ++SOUNDBITE STARTS ON SHOT 1++
(Reporter: Is the UK diverging from the Trump administration on cyber and when he does come, who do you think will be Prime Minister?)
"Theresa May will be prime minister to welcome him and rightly so, and we are absolutely at one with the United States on the threat of cyber. I had substantial discussions with Secretary Pompeo when he came to London very recently on this issue and we all agree on exactly the message that we've been talking about this morning which is that the thing we must not allow to happen is for hostile states to damage the fabric of our democracy by reducing public confidence in the functioning of elections, and the United States is acutely aware of that because of their own experience, but actually there are many many European countries that share those concerns. And when it comes to decisions about 5G, as I've said many times, we would never take any decision that either threatened our national security or our intelligence-sharing capabilities."
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May will still be in her post when US President Donald Trump comes to Britain for a June 3-5 state visit.
"Theresa May will be prime minister to welcome him, and rightly so," Hunt said, speaking at a cyber security event alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership.
May's fate looked sealed after the resignation late Wednesday of Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom, who quit saying she could not support the EU withdrawal bill that May plans to introduce to Parliament.
May became prime minister soon after the June 2016 EU membership referendum, and has spent her entire term in office trying to deliver on that decision.