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Osama strike was at heart of terror: UK PM

Congratulating US President Barack Obama for the operation against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Prime Minister David Cameron said the strike was "at the heart of international terrorism".

world Updated: May 26, 2011 00:07 IST

Congratulating US President Barack Obama for the operation against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Prime Minister David Cameron said the strike was "at the heart of international terrorism".

Speaking at a joint press conference on the second day of Obama's visit, Cameron said both the US and UK had suffered due to terrorism, and people of both countries had died together.

Cameron, who said during his last year's visit to India that Pakistan could not "look both ways" on the issue of terrorism, refuted claims that it was not possible to defeat al Qaeda and terrorism. "But let me add that Pakistan has suffered more than any other country from terrorism. Their enemy is our enemy."

'Gaddafi has to go'
Obama did not mention Pakistan during his opening statement and responses to questions, but dwelt at length on the challenges in Libya, the Middle East and the economy.

Obama said he believed NATO forces were "turning the corner" in Afghanistan.

Bluntly stating that "Gaddafi has to go", Cameron said here that there was no future for the country with Gaddafi in power and both the UK and US were looking at "all options" for "turning up the heat" on the regime.