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Former Romanian president admits he approved CIA "black site"
Romanian leaders have denied recent reports that there were CIA black sites at a US airbase near the Black Sea port of Constanta and one in Bucharest.
But Iliescu said that the request was approved because it "assumed commitments.....in Romania's interests. For all of these there is a cost.''
Iliescu denied he had agreed to the CIA's request in exchange for getting US support for Romania joining NATO, which it did in 2004.