Bulgaria could take in a Guantanamo prisoner

AP News
Posted: Dec 12, 2009 2:12 PM

Bulgaria's prime minister says the country could accept one prisoner from Guantanamo following calls from Washington to take in detainees from the U.S. prison in Cuba.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has told reporters that taking in an inmate would be a strong gesture of cooperation between Europe and the U.S.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Saturday in an interview with Bulgarian National Radio that talks between the U.S. and Bulgaria about a possible transfer were under way,

He added that no decision has been made yet and cautioned that Bulgaria's participation would be small, and people who might pose a threat to national security would be not accepted.

Tsvetanov says the issue was due to be discussed before parliament.