White House: Obama will close Guantanamo in Cuba

White House: Obama will close Guantanamo in Cuba

Mon, January 11, 2016 08:53

White House - Obama will close Guantanamo in CubaBaghdad / follow-up Baghdadiya News / .. Dennis McDonough, White House chief of staff, said that US President Barack Obama will implement his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Said McDonough in a press statement seen by / Baghdadi News /, said that “Obama will present first plan long-awaited Congress include how to close the prison and would seek its approval,” he added, “that if you did not move Congress, the White House will determine the steps that will be taken.” .
Obama pledged during his election campaign in 2008 to close the military prison, in which the suspects are being held in foreign terrorism issues after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
This was a pledge, which Obama has not yet implemented topics, which always posed in his State of the Union since the annual election.
Obama said that “groups like al-Qaeda used the prison as a propaganda tool to recruit elements in its ranks and that maintaining it is very expensive,” and is still at Guantanamo 104 of the prisoners.
Obama administration transferred a number of detainees to other countries whenever possible, but it says it wants to detain a number of them in a US prison for reasons of national security, Congress clearly and prevent the transfer of detainees to the United States.
McDonough declined to say whether Obama will use its executive powers to close the detainee if Congress rejected his plan or to A.anthy 21 / d

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