UK deputy PM says open to inquiry over spies' role in torture

December 11, 2014 10:57 PM

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UK deputy PM says open to inquiry over spies' role in torture

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Thursday he would support an inquiry into whether British spies were complicit in CIA torture of terrorism suspects, if other investigations failed to uncover the truth.

Clegg said that while he was sure British intelligence agents were not involved with torture now, allegations that spies had known about the mistreatment of detainees by U.S. authorities and others had to be fully examined.

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