Clinton, Cameron discuss Lockerbie bomber case

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Posted: Feb 05, 2011 7:36 AM
Clinton, Cameron discuss Lockerbie bomber case

British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed in talks that the release from jail of the Lockerbie bomber was a mistake.

Cameron's office said Saturday the two discussed the case during a meeting at the Munich security conference.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Scotland, which killed all 259 people aboard _ mainly Americans _ and 11 on the ground.

He was released by Scotland's government on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with cancer, and is currently receiving treatment in his native Libya.

A cable disclosed by WikiLeaks showed Britain's former government offered advice to Libya on securing al-Megrahi's release.