Plan to close Guantanamo and move detainees to US submitted to Congress by Obama

0
115
Plan to close Guantanamo and move detainees to US submitted to Congress by Obama
President Obama pledged to close the detention centre (Picture: Getty Images)

President Obama has unveiled plans to close the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in a move that would satisfy one of his long-time goals.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 737 sits on the snow-covered tarmac after more than 160 passengers and crew slid down emergency chutes in snow due to an engine fire at New Chitose Airport in Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan

Passengers evacuate plane on emergency slides after ‘explosion’

The prison costs $445million (£316million) to run annually and its closure is a national security imperative, senior officials in the Obama administration said.

Read the full article...