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Chinese Takeover of Djibouti Port Would Have ‘Significant’ Consequences for US

The Pentagon will endure “significant” consequences in the event that Beijing grabs hold of a strategic port on the Horn of Africa, a United States general said Tuesday.

Djibouti's government terminated a contract with Dubai's DP World late last month that stripped the port operator of its rights to run the Doraleh Container Terminal. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill believe Djibouti's government scrapped the deal in order to nationalize the port and then offer it as a gift to Beijing, Reuters reports.

DP World said the move was illegal and has taken its concerns to the London Court of International Arbitration to help settle the dispute.

"If the Chinese took over that port, then the consequences would be significant," United States Marine General Thomas Waldhauser told House lawmakers on Tuesday.

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