US finally decides to close down notorious Guantanamo jail
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama finally decided to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay jail and transfer the detainees to other US prisons.
He claimed that keeping detainees in Guantanamo is too much expensive and US has spent $450 million on the Guantanamo in 2015.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said “We will review President Obama’s plan but since it includes bringing risky terrorists to facilities in USA communities, he knows that the bipartisan will of Congress has already been expressed against that proposal.”
Pentagon claimed that there are 13 potential facilities in US including prisons in Charleston, South Carolina, Florence, Colorado and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where the detainees could be relocated.
Currently there are 91 detainees from which 35 will be transferred by this summer.
Officials claimed that ten detainees out of 91 are too dangerous to be released ever.
The notorious Guantanamo jail is located in Cuba where most of the terrorist are imprisoned.
Obama planned to shut down the jail and transfer the detainees to US prisons despite of stiff resistance by government and political leaders.
US Congress banned the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners in 2011.