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Former Guantanamo Bay detainee wants to meet with Uruguay foreign minister to discuss future

FILE - In this file photo of a frame grab from Barricada TV, recorded on Feb. 11, 2015, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, one of the Syrian refugees released from Guantanamo and now living in Uruguay, speaks during an interview, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dhiab, who led hunger strikes as a detainee and was resettled in Uruguay along with five other ex-inmates, is requesting a meeting with Uruguay's foreign minister to talk about the men’s future. The men were resettled in Uruguay in December 2014. (AP Photo/Barricada TV, File)

FILE - In this file photo of a frame grab from Barricada TV, recorded on Feb. 11, 2015, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, one of the Syrian refugees released from Guantanamo and now living in Uruguay, speaks during an interview, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dhiab, who led hunger strikes as a detainee and was resettled in Uruguay along with five other ex-inmates, is requesting a meeting with Uruguay's foreign minister to talk about the men’s future. The men were resettled in Uruguay in December 2014. (AP Photo/Barricada TV, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who led hunger strikes as a prisoner and was resettled in Uruguay along with five other ex-inmates is requesting a meeting with the foreign minister to talk about the men's future in the South American country.

Abu Wa'el Dhiab told The Associated Press on Monday he had requested a meeting with Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa to speak "about everything here."

Dhiab, from Syria, declined to confirm a Washington Post report on Saturday that quoted him as saying he planned a hunger strike outside the U.S. embassy.

"I don't know if I'm going to do hunger strike," Dhiab told the AP. "I will talk about this after the meeting."

Dhiab and five other former detainees were resettled in Uruguay in December.