U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken said on Monday that the U.S. government is “actively considering” the reintroduction of the duties of a special envoy to close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
This prison was built for foreigners after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2021. Due to the harsh method of interrogating terrorist suspects, some critics regarded it as torture, and it has become a symbol of the United States’ “War on Terrorism” .
Former Democratic President Barack Obama issued a decree ordering the abolition of prisons, but this did not materialize during his tenure. The decision was overturned by Republican President Donald Trump.
Biden, the former Vice President of Obama, supports the closure of Guantanamo.
“I want to make sure that the department has the necessary resources, including resources and personnel, including people who can fully focus on this. So we are working hard, yes,” Biden said at the foreign affairs committee before the hearing. House affairs.
There were once 800 prisoners held in prisons operated by the United States. About forty are left now, and nine will be transferred to other countries.