White House Reaffirms Obama’s Close Relationship With Cameron After US President’s Attack Over ‘Mess’ In Libya

March 11, 2016 9:23 AM

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White House Reaffirms Obama’s Close Relationship With Cameron After US President’s Attack Over ‘Mess’ In Libya

David Cameron and Barack Obama are “close partners,” the White House said late Thursday after the U.S. president appeared to criticize Britain’s prime minister for his actions over Libya. A spokesman for the White House told BBC in an emailed statement that the U.S. “deeply” valued the U.K.’s contributions.

In an interview in the Atlantic magazine’s April issue, Obama said that Cameron became “distracted” after the 2011 intervention in Libya, after joining the American-led military action to protect rebels from massacre by the now-toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Following Obama’s comments, the White ...

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