US President Barack Obama speaks during a previously unscheduled appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 31, 2014 in Washington
US President Barack Obama speaks during a previously unscheduled appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 31, 2014 in Washington © Mandel Ngan - AFP
US President Barack Obama speaks during a previously unscheduled appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 31, 2014 in Washington
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Last updated: June 1, 2014

Obama: Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

Obama appeared at the White House with Bowe Bergdahl's parents Bob and Jani, saying "the Qatari government has given us assurances that it will put in place measures to protect our national security."

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