Guantanamo : Trump and Obama disagreed on new transfers

Barack Obama and his successor, Donald Trump posted on Tuesday, their disagreements on Guantanamo, the White House reminding the man of business that he had to wait until January 20 before being at the controls. In a tweet, the president-elect has displayed his opposition to any new transfer of detainees from the military prison-controversial to other countries, warning against the possible recurrence of individuals “extremely dangerous”. The answer, dry, of the Obama administration, fell shortly after: “I look forward to other transfers,” said his spokesman, Josh Earnest, noting that the comments terse of the republican would not have any impact on the decision of Barack Obama. “(Donald Trump) will have the opportunity to put in place the policy that it considers to be the most effective when it takes office on 20 January,” he added.

Barack Obama has not kept his promise to close this prison located on the island of Cuba which embodies, in a number of countries around the world, the excesses in the anti-terrorist fight in the United States after the attacks of 11 September 2001. It will, however, significantly reduced the number of prisoners located there. When he took office in January 2009, they were 242. Today they are 59. According to the New York Times, the Obama administration could announce a new transfer of almost 20 inmates would be divided between Italy, Oman, saudi Arabia and the united arab Emirates. During the campaign, Donald Trump had demonstrated its willingness to keep open the prison at Guantanamo bay, and “the complete bad guy”.

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