July 20th, 2010
06:51 AM ET
4 years ago

British PM may meet with senators about Lockerbie case

British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Washington (CNN) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

"The prime minister recognizes the huge strength of feeling on this issue and has immense sympathy for the families - American, British and others - affected by the Lockerbie atrocity," said Martin Longden, the press secretary at the British Embassy. "The PM has personally asked to rearrange his program in Washington to enable him to meet with the four senators and discuss their concerns directly."

It was not immediately clear if the four senators from New Jersey and New York - Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer - would be able to accept Cameron's invitation to meet with him at the British ambassador's residence in Washington Tuesday evening.

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  1. america tired of the hypocrite goverment

    To our senator!!
    blood money was taken from Libia to give to the victim family. This matter was close the man was never prove he was behind the disaster we accuse him of it where was the proof?Get behind and do what you was elected to do! take care america. and stop mingle in other country law. You should not like it if it was done to us.

    July 20, 2010 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. Angus McDugan

    The horse is out of the barn so let's meet to discuss how to shut the gate.

    July 20, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |