US closes office to close Gitmo
- Published: 29 Jan 2013 at 22.00
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The State Department is shuttering the office dedicated to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba in an apparent signal that the White House has given up for now, The New York Times reported.
The special diplomatic envoy tasked with repatriating and resettling the detainees, Daniel Fried, will become the State Department's coordinator for sanctions policy, according to an internal personnel announcement obtained by the Times.
His responsibilities for trying to figure out a way to close "Gitmo" will be assumed by the office of the department's legal adviser.
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