The Dutch parliament is to hold an emergency debate next week into revelations about secret CIA detention centres. MPs from all parties are furious at the way the US, which originally denied the existence of the centres, has ‘bypassed’ its alliance partners, the Volkskrant reports.
This is not the way to treat your friends, Henk Jan Ormel of the ruling Christian Democrats told the paper. Foreign minister Ben Bot had been naive to accept US denials, said Labour MP Bert Koenders. ‘Trust in the US has been damaged and Bot has to restore it.’
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