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Senators Say Ports Deal Raises Risks

Bush administration officials, trying to calm a political furor over allowing a United Arab Emirates company to take over a half-dozen U.S. seaports, told Congress Thursday they spent three months reviewing the deal and said all concerns about security were satisfied. Earlier, President Bush declared that “people don’t need to worry about security.” “We’re not aware of a single national security concern raised recently that was not part of” the multiagency, three-month review of the deal that would permit the company to take over significant operations at the ports, Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt told a Senate Armed Services Committee briefing. Full Story

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