The Port of New Orleans is one of six facilities that would be affected by DP World’s takeover deal.(CNN) — After an outcry from U.S. lawmakers over possible security risks, a company owned by the United Arab Emirates said Sunday it had asked for further review of its deal to buy management rights to terminals atmajor U.S. ports.

"We recognize that there are concerns regarding DP World’s acquisition of P&O’s U.S. terminal operations," Ted Bilkey, Dubai Ports World’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.

"Despite having already obtained approval by the federal government, we continue to take voluntary steps to assure people that the security of the U.S. will not be harmed as a result of this acquisition."

↓ Read the rest of this entry…