Demands Review of Terrorists Release

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 8:07am

BP involvement under scrutiny after terrorist blamed for bombing of Pan Am 103 set free.

President Obama has urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to provide any additional information about how the Libyan convicted of downing Pan Am 103 in 1988 was freed last year, allegedly after BP intervened in the case.

The Pan Am 103 bombing killed 270, most of them Americans.

The Obama administration Tuesday formally demanded the British government review why convicted Lockerbie terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was freed by Scotland last summer.

Some have accused BP of lobbying Scotland for the terrorist's release in order to land lucrative Libyan oil leases.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the release a "bad decision", but said it was the decision of the Scottish government.

"It wasn't a decision taken by BP," Cameron said. "It was a decision taken by Scottish government."

The prime minister added that BP is an important company in both britain and in the us and that it should remain strong and stable.
 

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