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GENEVA, May 5 (Reuters) – The United States defended on Friday its treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held abroad, telling the U.N. torture committee that there had been “relatively few actual cases of abuse”.

In prepared remarks obtained by Reuters, John Bellinger, State Department legal adviser, declared that the Bush administration is “absolutely committed to uphold its national and international obligations to eradicate torture”.

Bellinger, head of the U.S. delegation to the meeting in Geneva, said that 30 senior American officials would do their best to answer the U.N. experts’ questions fully, but could not comment on intelligence activities.

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