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White House: Biden will seek to close the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Prison

Biden plans to close Guantánamo Prison during his tenure

Guantanamo Bay detention camp (AP)

February 12th, local time, the White House said that President Biden would seek to close the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Prison.

White House presswoman Jane Pusaki said Obama promised to close the detention center when he was President of the United States, and the Biden administration intends to continue this effort.

Psaki has not given a timetable for reviewing Biden’s decision at present, but she said that the formal review process will be attended by officials from the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and other agencies.

In January 2002, the United States opened Guantánamo Bay Prison in Cuba to imprison suspects with Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Obama intended to close the prison during his term, but later overturned the decision after Trump became president.

He has been operating the prison for four years and currently has about 40 prisoners in custody.

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