WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says U-S
ports could still end up being managed by a Dubai-owned company.
Frist told ABC's "This Week" that if an American buyer is not found and the Bush administration determines there are no security risks, then a deal could go through with Dubai-owned DP World.
He says under those conditions he doesn't "see how the deal would have to be canceled."
Republican Senator John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is not convinced. He tells CNN's "Late Edition" that "the deal is over."
DP World pledged last week to fully transfer its U.S. port operations.
It was responding amid growing congressional resistance to its $6.8 billion purchase of the British company that currently handles port operations in New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.