Thursday, May 23, 2013

Obama: Renewed Call To Close Guantanamo

In a wide-ranging, impassioned speech to define US foreign policies on terror, President Barack Obama has called on Congress to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The president also said he will lift a 2009 ban on transferring detainees from the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen.

"These restrictions make no sense," he said, announcing to strong applause his renewed efforts to close Guantanamo.