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Obama tells Britain no hard feelings over spill

 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, addresses British soldiers, at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, during his two day visit to Afghanis...
 A shore bird walks along the sand at the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., at sunset Friday, June 11, 2010. Authorities closed the pass to boat tra...
 This image from video provided by BP PLC early Saturday morning, June 12, 2010 shows oil continuing to pour out at the site of the Deepwater Horizon ...

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, addresses British soldiers, at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, during his two day visit to Afghanis...

APTOPIX Gulf Oil Spill

A shore bird walks along the sand at the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., at sunset Friday, June 11, 2010. Authorities closed the pass to boat tra...

Gulf Oil Spill

This image from video provided by BP PLC early Saturday morning, June 12, 2010 shows oil continuing to pour out at the site of the Deepwater Horizon ...

The British government says President Barack Obama has reassured Prime Minister David Cameron that his frustration over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not an attack on Britain.
The two leaders spoke by phone for 30 minutes Saturday to soothe trans-Atlantic tensions over the huge spill.
Obama has sharpened his attacks on BP PLC as the company struggles to stop oil gushing from its ruptured deepsea well. Cameron is under pressure to get Obama to tone down the criticism fearing it will hurt the millions of British retirees that hold BP stock.
Cameron's office said the prime minister told Obama of his sadness at the disaster, while Obama said he recognized that BP was a multinational company, and said his frustration "had nothing to do with national identity."


Updated : 2021-10-18 03:55 GMT+08:00