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US Ambassador Matthew Barzun tells of anger over Lockerbie bombing release

The new US ambassador to Britain, Matthew Barzun, said there remained real anger in America that the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was released from a Scottish prison.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of killing 270 people when Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over the south of Scotland town 25 years ago, was freed from prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds because of cancer.

But Mr Barzun told BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor that he bonds of friendship between America and Scotland far transcended the Lockerbie atrocity.

  • 29 Oct 2013