Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday that he is considering a ban on passengers, the laptop computers, the on all international flights in and out of the United States.
“I could,” Kelly said on “Fox News Sunday.” “There is a real threat — numerous threats against air travel. This is really the thing that you are obsessed, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an aircraft in flight, especially if it is a US airline, especially if it is full of mostly U.S. people.”
Since the takeover of the Agency in January, Kelly has cabins limited laptops in aircraft.
He introduced a ban in March on flights from 10 cities, mainly in the Middle East. On laptops, the prohibition also tablets and other electronic devices extends and requires such equipment to be larger than a smartphone checked.
The ban applies to non-stop US flights from the international airports in Amman, Jordan; Kuwait city, Kuwait; Cairo, Istanbul, Jeddah, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Over 50 flights a day, all the foreign airlines that are affected.
Earlier this month, there were reports that the Trump-administration, the ban would expand to include aircraft from the European Union, the impact on trans-Atlantic routes lead to as many as 65 million people in the year.
U.S. officials have said that the first ban was based on a specific threat, but on long-standing concerns about the extremists targeting Jets.
Kelly on Sunday also signalled that the safety of air travel — increased dramatically since the 9/11 terrorist attacks-even closer. And he’s not down pointed soon about the first aid in these efforts of “new technology … too far up the road.”
But the Trump administration Oct starts spending plan for the budget year. 1 would make significant cuts-to-airport-security programs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.