Spain has agreed to accept some terror suspects to be freed from America’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Washington has asked its allies to help re-habilitate prisonners and, after talks with the US Secretary of State, Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said Madrid would do so on a case- by-case basis:
“Regarding Guantanamo, and everything connected to the defence and the promotion of Human Rights, we have always maintained the same line: Guantanamo is an anachronism. So when President Obama decided to close it, we expressed our satisfaction. Then, they requested our collaboration, and we will study each case on a one-to-one basis.”
The United States still holds some 250 terror suspects at Guantanamo, while more than 500 have already been freed or sent to other countries. Winding-up the camp was one of President Obama’s first policy decisions: soon after his inauguration he set a one-year deadline for its closure.