Europe Unsure about Accepting Guantanamo Detainees
European officials that have previously agreed to house detainees from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay are becoming increasingly uneasy about the security risks that could come from their decisions.
Whether or not the U.S. will share full details regarding each prisoner is at the top of several European countries concerns.
According to The Star Tribune, Obama has suspended military trials for suspected terrorists and announced he will close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as overseas sites where the CIA has held some detainees.
Countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland have been main supporters in the Obama Administration's decision to close the camp in Cuba.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently told reporters for The New York Times she was “quite encouraged at the positive, receptive responses we’ve been getting” to requests for help in accepting Guantánamo detainees.
Talks between the Obama Administration officials and several European Union delagates are scheduled to meet Monday to begin the transfer of detainees.