Spain will likely accept 2 Guantanamo prisoners

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MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is talking with the United States to finalize plans to receive two prisoners from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo.

Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos says, “We are wrapping up details for the arrival of I think two prisoners from Guantanamo but there are still some things to clear up.”

Moratinos told a breakfast with politicians and business representatives Monday he could give no details on the prisoners but said they were not from Yemen.

On June 17, the United States asked Spain to accept four prisoners. It was not immediately possible to confirm whether Spain is now only accepting two, or may take more in the future.

The ministry said talks on the two prisoners should finish within a month.