WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio criticized on Friday the choice by the US to raise a ban on suppliers promoting to ZTE Corp <000063.SZ), permitting China’s second-largest telecommunications tools maker to renew enterprise.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee listening to evaluating the Intelligence Neighborhood Evaluation on “Russian Actions and Intentions in Latest US Elections” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Might 16, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“ZTE needs to be put out of enterprise. There is no such thing as a ‘deal’ with a state-directed firm that the Chinese language authorities and Communist Social gathering makes use of to spy and steal from us the place People come out successful,” Rubio stated in a press release following the U.S. Division of Commerce’s lifting of the ban.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Enhancing by Leslie Adler