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Latino Daily News

Friday January 28, 2011

Spain Puts Restrictions on U.S. Military Flights, No longer Able to Refuel on any Spanish Terrority

Spain’s Defense Minister, Carme Chacon, announced several new restrictions it has imposed on U.S. military flights that are operating on or near Spanish air space.

U.S. military aircraft can no long refuel on any Spanish territory, can only do instrument flights over Spanish airspace, can no longer store landmines and needs to submit environmental impact studies on any maneuver it might be conducting on U.S. bases in Spain.

The Spanish government is assuring everyone that they are not reacting to their displeasure with the U.S. when they transferred detainees via European military bases enroute to Guantanamo, where many still remain. 

U.S. has two military bases in Spain: Moron Air Base and the Rota Naval Station.