The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has begun the process of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. This was announced by the spokesperson of the National Security Council Emily Horn
She said the National Security Council is now reviewing the current state of affairs that the Biden administration inherited from the previous administration.
Horn clarified that a number of key policy positions in the agencies responsible for national security, including the Defense Department, the State Department, and the Justice Department, must first be filled before progress can be made in the case aimed at closing the facility.
On Jan. 20, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin announced the need to close the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He promised to develop a follow-up plan for the remaining 40 people held there.
The Guantanamo Bay prison is a camp for people suspected by U.S. authorities of various crimes, mostly terrorism, waging war on the side of the enemy. It is located on an indefinitely leased naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.