US Mulls Transfer Of Taliban Prisoners At Gitmo - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

US Mulls Transfer Of Taliban Prisoners At Gitmo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has appeared to acknowledge there are discussions about transferring some Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay as part of the U.S. support for Afghan reconciliation efforts.

But Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says no decision about releasing any Taliban prisoners has been made.

Clinton had a meeting Wednesday at the State Department with the foreign minister of Qatar. She thanks the U.S. ally for offering to host a Taliban political office. She said there was support for the idea from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Taliban.

Clinton said she's sending the State Department's special representative for Afghanistan to Kabul and Qatar next week to work on the details.
      

      
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