Obama thanks British PM for help foiling terror plot: US

30th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

US President Barack Obama thanked British Prime Minister David Cameron Saturday for his country's "close cooperation" in helping disrupt a plot to place explosive packages on US-bound planes, the White House said.

The two spoke early Saturday "to discuss the terrorist plot that was disrupted yesterday at East Midlands Airport and in Dubai as a result of the close cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as other international partners," the White House said in a statement.

"The president expressed his appreciation for the professionalism of American and British services involved in the joint effort to stop this plot."

Obama also noted that his counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan was regularly speaking with his British counterpart "as we work together to prevent and disrupt future efforts to attack our citizens," the White House added.

The attempt to send explosive-laden parcels from Yemen to the United States has been linked by US officials to an Al-Qaeda affiliate. On Friday the White House thanked Saudi Arabia for providing tip-offs that helped foil the plot.

© 2010 AFP

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