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Dubai Ports World Accepts Closer Scrutiny

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Dubai Ports World Accepts Closer Scrutiny

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Dubai Ports World Accepts Closer Scrutiny

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Dubai Ports World is at the center of a debate over port security. The company has now said it would invite a closer review of its own operations.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Here's another political story we're following this morning.

The company at the center of a debate over port security is inviting a closer review of its own operations. The deal to take over some operations at six American sea ports prompted questions about security, because the company is owned by one of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Ports World is now requesting a 45-day security review of itself. That allows President Bush to save face. The president had insisted that the deal go forward, but he faced widespread opposition from both parties in Congress. Some Democratic and Republican governors have also challenge the president on the ports deal, and they're likey to bring that up again when they meet with the president during their annual conference in Washington today.

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