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Obama, Cameron talk tough on Libya

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 01:25

May 25 - American and British leaders call on Gaddafi to step down, vow to keep up bombing campaign. Andrew Raven reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet in London. At the top of their agenda is the Libyan civil war, a conflict now in its fourth month. Both leaders renewed calls for long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON: "It is impossible to imagine a future with Gaddafi still in power. He must go." NATO has recently stepped up airstrikes against the Libyan capital of Tripoli and other Gaddafi strongholds. Obama vowed to continue the bombing, which Libya has blamed for the deaths of dozens of civilians. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "Given the progress that has been made over the last several weeks, Gaddafi and his regime need to understand that there will not be a let-up in the pressure that we are applying." Obama is on a week-long European tour that includes stops in four countries. He will be in France on Thursday for a Group of Eight summit. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Obama, Cameron talk tough on Libya

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 01:25