Transcript of Conference Call With Senior Administration Officials on the Executive Order Interpreting Common Article Three

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the U.S. Department of Justice: WASHINGTON, DC 2:55 P.M. EDT MR. ROEHRKASSE: Thank you very much. Thank you for joining us...


QUESTION: Okay. Got you. Let me just ask one more quick one. There's been a lot inferred to make sure that these rules will make sure that CIA officers or interrogators will know the legal limits of the program. How much of a concern has this been in the past and how often were interrogators not considered to be within the limits?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: I'm really not in a position to answer that question, but as you might expect the need for certainty and clarity in an area like this, particularly a novel area in a novel armed conflict, is acute. So it's a very serious practical concern for the individuals involved in the program and the President was determined to give them that certainty and clarity. Thank you.

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