Obama stumbles on Guantanamo Bay

US president struggles to deliver on his promise to move the detainees and close the prison.

    Barack Obama, the US president, celebrated a "season of progress" at an end-of-year news conference on Wednesday.

    Basking in a series of victories, Obama showed no interest in discussing one of his biggest unmet promises: the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

    The Obama administration had pledged to close the controversial prison within a year but that policy has met a string of obstacles and is now facing fresh challenges.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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