MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Foreign Ministry official says the country will take in two inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The official says one of them is from Yemen. He would not disclose the nationality of the other.
Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos announced last week that Spain was finalizing arrangements with the United States to take in two prisoners and that neither was Yemeni. The ministry official told The Associated Press Monday that the minister may have misspoken.
The prisoners will come to Spain over the next few weeks.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with ministry rules.
He said the Spanish government does not rule out taking in more prisoners in the future.