Countries seek to bring home Guantanamo detainees

CREATED Jul 13, 2013

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's renewed push to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has triggered diplomatic maneuvering from U.S. allies eager to bring home long-held detainees.

Kuwait has hired Washington lobbyists to help bring its two remaining prisoners home. British Prime Minister David Cameron has personally pressed Obama to release the United Kingdom's final detainee. And the fate of Afghans being held at Gitmo has been at the forefront of peace talks between the U.S., the Taliban and Afghanistan.

The indefinite captivity has created tension with some important U.S. allies, particularly in the Arab world. Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen are among those who have pressed the U.S. to turn over their nationals.

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