Chain link fence and concertina wire surrounds a deserted guard tower within Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
Time: Obama Administration Still Expects to Close Guantanamo
Before President Obama leaves office.
The Obama Administration still expects to close the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before President Obama leaves office in January, the White House said Thursday.
“We’re going to do our best to try to get this closed and it’s our expectation that that’s what we’ll do,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a briefing.
Vice President Joe Biden had said earlier Thursday in Sweden that it is his “hope and expectation” that Guantanamo would be closed by the time he left office, according to pool reports.
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