“We think it should [be closed], that’s definitely a goal, but it’s something we’ll focus some of our attention on in the coming months,” Blinken said.
Earlier, the White House confirmed the plans of President Joe Biden to close the special prison in Guantanamo. It is located on the US-leased naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 1903, 15 km from the city of the same name.
In the 1990s, there was a filtration camp for refugees from Cuba and Haiti who tried to move to the United States. The Pentagon decided to create a special prison on the territory of the Navy base as part of the anti-terrorist program of the administration of President George W. Bush.
Between November 2001 and March 2002, this administration issued a series of decrees concerning the establishment of a prison for particularly dangerous criminals, the determination of their status, and the creation of special judicial bodies – military commissions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense. The Guantanamo detention camp was converted into a full-fledged penitentiary facility.