Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo detention center open

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:28 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he signed an order to keep open the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which his predecessor, Barack Obama, unsuccessfully tried to close.

"I just signed, prior to walking in, an order directing (Defense) Secretary (Jim) Mattis ... to re-examine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay," Trump said in his State of the Union speech.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Mary Milliken and Peter Cooney)