Obama calls British, Saudi leaders about bomb plot

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Posted: Oct 30, 2010 2:18 PM
Obama calls British, Saudi leaders about bomb plot

President Barack Obama has called British Prime Minister David Cameron and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to discuss the thwarted mail bomb attacks.

The White House says Obama expressed his appreciation to Cameron for the joint efforts of American and British security services in stopping the plot.

Obama thanked the king for the role played by Saudi counterterrorism officials in the matter. The leaders also discussed the importance of giving support to Lebanon's pro-Western prime minister, Saad Hariri (sahd hah-REER'-ee).

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama has called British Prime Minister David Cameron and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to discuss the thwarted mail bomb attacks.

White House spokesman Bill Burton says the president also received a briefing Saturday from his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan.

The White House says Obama expressed his appreciation for the joint efforts of American and British security services in stopping the plot.

Yemeni authorities are checking more packages in the search for terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues. The plot has raised fears of a new al-Qaida terror attack.