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British PM says "nothing new" in CIA flights report

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British PM says "nothing new" in CIA flights report


The British Prime Minister has been questioned by the leader of the Liberal Democrats over a Council of Europe report into secret CIA flights. London has already acknowledged granting two of four requests by the US for transfers. It has also insisted it does not condone torture.

Tony Blair said: “We have said absolutely all we have to say on this. There is nothing more to add to it. And I have to say the Council of Europe report adds absolutely nothing new whatever to the information we have”. Poland has also rejected the allegations against it, with the Prime Minister refusing to answer reporters’ questions in Warsaw. Some former ministers have been talking to the press though. “Mr Marty has said nothing new about this,” said former Defence and Interior minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski. “There is no evidence. There are no new facts, only some virtual opinions. The official position of the government on this is clear and no one has ever challenged it.” Another former Interior Minister, Marek Biernacki, said his country did allow the passage of planes, but denied knowledge of secret prisons.
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