U.S. to talk with UAE about BlackBerry ban

Hillary Clinton calls to analyze security, free use issues

WASHINGTON -- The United States will hold technical talks with the United Arab Emirates and other countries on the pending ban on BlackBerry Messenger, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.

"We are taking time to consult and analyze the full array of interests and issues at stake because we know that there is a legitimate security concern, but there is also a legitimate right of free use and access," she told reporters in Washington.