Biden wants to close Guantanamo Bay prison: White House

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US President Joe Biden wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison before his term expires. The White House said in a statement yesterday that AFP had quoted AFP as saying.

The administration of former US President Barack Obama has also called for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. But, the Obama administration ultimately failed to meet that goal.

Asked at a news conference about the possibility of closing the prison during Biden’s tenure, White House spokeswoman Jane Pasaki said: “This is definitely our goal.” He also said that the administration is working towards this goal through the National Security Council.

Former Republican President Donald Trump expressed his desire to keep Guantanamo Bay prison during his 2016 election campaign.

Although Barack Obama tried during his administration, he could not succeed in closing Guantanamo because of Congress. Joe Biden was vice president at the time.

Guantanamo Bay detainees are being held in the United States in connection with the war on terror. Among them is Khaled Sheikh Mohammad, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

There are still 40 detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The prison was established by the US military in eastern Cuba under then-President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks.

US President Joe Biden wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison before his term expires. The White House said in a statement yesterday that AFP had quoted AFP as saying. The administration of former US President Barack Obama has also called for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. But, the Obama administration ultimately…

US President Joe Biden wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison before his term expires. The White House said in a statement yesterday that AFP had quoted AFP as saying. The administration of former US President Barack Obama has also called for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. But, the Obama administration ultimately…

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