David Cameron makes first U.S. visit

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In an effort to defuse what will likely be the biggest point of contention in their Tuesday White House meeting, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to tell President Obama that the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was “wrong.”

In their first White House meeting, the two leaders are also expected to discuss Afghanistan, BP’s handling of the oil spill in the Gulf and its alleged role in the release of al-Megrahi.

In an interview with BBC news, Cameron, who was elected prime minister in May, said he “deeply regrets” the pain the decision caused but asserted that the release of al-Megrahi in August of last year was the decision of the Scottish government alone.

“All I know is, as leader of the opposition, I could not have been more clear that I thought the decision to release al-Megrahi was completely and utterly wrong,” be told the BBC.

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