US Senators disappointed at British PM’s refusal to meet them
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 14:36
Washington: Four US Senators have expressed their disappointment over the refusal of British Prime Minister David Cameron to meet them on the issues related to the release of Lockerbie bomber last year.

"It is disappointing that the Prime Minister will not agree to our meeting request, because it is critical for us to get the full story from the British government about the release of al-Megrahi," New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said in a statement.

According to news reports, Cameron has declined a request by Senators Robert Menendez), Kirsten Gillibrand, Frank Lautenberg and Charles Schumer to meet to discuss the circumstances surrounding the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison last year.

Cameron will be in Washington this week as questions mount about the inaccurate medical prognosis that allowed al-Megrahi to be released on compassionate grounds and the possible influence of a BP oil deal with Libya on the decision to release him.

Menendez will chair a July 29 Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the matter.

"Since he will not discuss this with us in person, the Prime Minister should ensure that current and former British government officials cooperate fully with our Foreign Relations Committee hearing next week, including providing testimony if they are asked," he demanded.


First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 14:36

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