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Cameron Says Libyans Can Now See Strong and Democratic Future

October 20, 2011

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the death of Muammar Qaddafi, urging people to think of the victims of his deposed Libyan regime.

“Today is a day to remember all Colonel Qaddafi’s vicitims,” Cameron told reporters outside his London residence, listing those killed in the Lockerbie bombing, British policewoman Yvonne Fletcher and people killed by the Irish Republican Army, which Qaddafi supplied with Semtex explosive, as well as those killed in Libya.

He gave credit to the new Libyan government and said Libyans can look forward to a “strong and democratic future.”

“I’m proud of the role Britain has played in helping them bring that about,” he said. “We will help them, we will work with them.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Atkinson at a.atkinson@bloomberg.net


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