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Obama to make statement on Guantanamo amid plan to close prison

February 23
12:10 2016

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Guantanamo on Tuesday, the White House said, as his administration prepared to present U.S. lawmakers with his plan to shutter the controversial military prison. Obama, who is scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT), had pledged to close the facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he took office in 2009. On Monday, the Pentagon said it expected to meet Tuesday's deadline to submit Obama's plan to Congress as the president seeks to make good on his plan before his term ends in January.

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