Obama, Cameron condemn release of Lockerbie bomber

July 20, 2010 21:53

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday both strongly condemned the release last year of the Lockerbie bomber by Scotland.

Still, Cameron said the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison was not the doing of the British government nor the result of any lobbying by BP to win oil concessions from Libya. Rather it was a decision by the government of Scotland, he said.

"It was the biggest mass murder in British history and there was no business letting him out of prison," Cameron said.

Said Obama: "I think all of us here in the United States were surprised, disappointed and angry."

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