Obama tells Cameron wants Britain in "strong European Union"

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:13pm GMT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday that the United States "values a strong UK in a strong European Union," the White House said.

Cameron, who has faced calls from some in his own party for a referendum on whether Britain should exit the EU, postponed on Thursday a much-anticipated speech on Britain's future role in the EU because of the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant where Britons and Americans are believed to be among those held.

Obama and Cameron, in a telephone call, also consulted on the Algeria hostage situation, and the leaders expressed support for the French military operation against Islamist militants in Mali, the White House said.

"The prime minister set forth his thinking on UK-EU relations in light of his upcoming speech," the White House said.

(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick)

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mgb500 wrote:
Obama tells Cameron wants Britain in “strong European Union”

Ok Obama…you get the US to join the “strong European Union”. the UK will walk away from it – THEN you can turn around and tell other countries how to determine their future!

Oh, and by the way….I hope you’re ready to see BILLIONS of US$ disappear into a black hole….no signed off accounts for more than decade, dictatorial, ignorant of reality…still a good idea????

Jan 19, 2013 6:04am GMT  --  Report as abuse
Jnoone765 wrote:
Hey Obama,
How about you piss off and keep your nose out of the UK’s affairs for a change?

Jan 19, 2013 12:12pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
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