Port Security

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says an explanation of a deal involving the proposed Arab takeover of key US port operations is insufficient.

New York Republican Peter King says the matter should be formally investigated.

The United Arab Emirates company in question has volunteered to
postpone the transaction in a surprise concession. The issue has
infuriated both sides of the political aisle.

King told CNN the underlying question is whether the company can be trusted. He also says the U-A-E recognized Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, and he points to anti-U-S sentiment prior to Nine-Eleven.

King questions whether what he calls the U-A-E "conversion" is one of convenience or sincerity.

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