security interest

noun

Definition of security interest

: the rights that a creditor has in the personal property of a debtor that secures an obligation : lien

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In 1995, Congress passed a law requiring America to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but every president since then has declined to make the move, citing national security interests. Christian Duchateau, CNN, "Tension across Gaza, Mideast: What we know," 14 May 2018 What more could American national security interests want? Max Chafkin, Bloomberg.com, "Why America Is So Scared of China’s Biggest Tech Company," 22 Mar. 2018 That means that President Donald Trump’s deal for the company to resume working with US companies will stand, despite significant bipartisan opposition amid worries the company could threaten US national security interests. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Senate Republicans abandon effort to impose harsher restrictions on ZTE," 20 July 2018 Trump has said the measures against the EU steel and aluminum are meant to protect national security interests. Nick Perry, chicagotribune.com, "EU says tax on Harleys aimed to 'make noise' in trade debate," 21 June 2018 Countries have always understood that security interests come first. Krzysztof J. Pelc, Washington Post, "The U.S. broke a huge global trade taboo. Here’s why Trump’s move might be legal.," 7 June 2018 More: Trump outlines legal basis for attack on Syria, citing 'vital' national security interestsThe formal opinion, dated Thursday but released Friday, explained the legal rationale for that advice. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Trump lawyers: Syria missile strikes were legal because they weren't 'war'," 1 June 2018 The sale of these sophisticated weapons poses a direct threat to U.S. security interests. Alexander Benard, WSJ, "America Needs to Sell More Weapons," 1 July 2018 The question now is what a victory for Khan might mean for U.S. security interests. Time, "Cricket Hero Imran Khan Led Pakistan's Team to Victory. As a Politician, He's Riding a Populist Wave," 28 June 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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