Rep. King Says Malaysia Not Cooperating With U.S. On Plane Investigation

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday criticized Malaysia for not cooperating with the United States and for not letting the FBI help with the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

“The FBI could have been called to help that, Interpol could have been called in, our intelligence agencies,” King said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But my understanding is that Malaysia is not really cooperating at all, are very reluctant to lay what they have out on the table.”

King added that while they have yet to find any terrorist connection, investigators should still be looking for signs of terrorism, especially with the two men who boarded the plane with stolen passports.

“There’s nothing out there indicating it’s terrorists. Doesn’t mean it’s not, but so far nothing has been picked up by the intelligence community from Day One,” he said.

“Just the fact that they were there and written off so quickly as having any threat. I mean, why did they have to get on that plane to seek asylum? The fact that it was so easy for them to get on with stolen passports. I just creates a terrorist atmosphere,” he added about the two Iranian men who were on the plane.

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