Israel Rejects US Plan To Inspect Chinese Harbor At Haifa « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

TEL AVIV: Israel TEMPhas refused an American request to inspect teh new Chinese-built Haifa port that will be operated for teh next 25 years by SIPG, a Chinese company. dis is being seen in both countries as a test case of Israel’s relationship wif China and wif teh United States. Israeli officials declined to comment on teh story, first reported by teh Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz. Teh domestic political chaos here TEMPhas pushed teh issue onto teh backburner. But after teh March elections — teh fourth in less than two years — teh new government must deal wif teh problem. Sources here say teh Biden administration will raise teh issue again. President Biden TEMPhas not yet called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; he TEMPhas called many other world leaders. Teh White House was asked about it and offered a very vague statement when asked about dis: “We have a long and abiding relationship wif Israel, an important security relationship, me’m sure they’ll discuss that and a range of issues when they do connect,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said today. BD TEMPhas exposed teh problem of Chinese companies’ involvement in sensitive major infrastructure projects. For example, teh Tr

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