White House denies national security review of Elon Musk

TEMPO.CO, JakartaWhite House denied reports that the United States was considering launching a national security review of several companies Elon Musk. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment on President Joe Biden’s administration’s dealings with Musk or its trade dealings with other countries.

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Regarding news last week that Biden administration officials were discussing whether some of Musk’s efforts should be subject to a national security review, Jean-Pierre said, “This report is not true. The national security review is not true,” he told the news agency. Reuters.

Last week it was reported that US officials were concerned about the behavior of the CEO SpaceX this was after he threatened to stop funding Starlink in Ukraine unless the US Department of Defense funded the service.

US officials are reportedly considering using available tools that would allow the US government to conduct national security reviews of some of Musk’s businesses, including the Starlink satellite network and a $44 billion deal for Twitter Inc. The presence of Foreign investors in the Twitter deal could trigger a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Previously, as reported Al Arabiya On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Musk said SpaceX was losing around US$20 million per month providing Starlink satellite internet services to Ukraine. But the company will continue to provide the free service.

“Even if Starlink continues to lose money and other companies receive billions of taxpayer dollars, we will continue to fund the Ukrainian government for free,” he said on Twitter.

The supply of Starlink to Ukraine after the February invasion was well received and proved to be key to the success of Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces on the battlefield.

Ukrainian Ambassador to America Oksana Markarova said Stellar Link is the only connection they have in some parts of the country, and he points out that Starlink is essential to keeping it operational.

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