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Photostream : Heave Snow in Britain

A woman makes her way home with her shopping through heavy snow in the village of Cushendall the Glens of Antrim December 18, 2010. Fresh snow brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Motorists make their way along the M6 motorway in Cheshire as matrix signs warn of snow and freezing temperatures on December 18, 2010 in Warrington, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is continuing to suffer heavy snowfall causing misery for travellers as it was warned there would be severe disruption to all London airports after British Airways cancelled all flights out of Heathrow until 17:00 GMT today and flights out of Gatwick between 10:00 and 16:00GMT. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A snow covered Stormont estate is pictured in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on December 17, 2010. Bitterly cold weather was returning to Britain with a vengeance with widespread ice and snow due over the next few days, forecasters said. Up to a foot (30 centimetres) of snow could fall in some areas by Saturday, with Scotland bracing for some of the most severe weather for the second time this month. (Photo by PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

London buses are seen through a snow storm in London, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. Plunging temperatures and heavy snow saw large swathes of Britain grind to a standstill, as London's Gatwick Airport closed its runway and British Airways canceled flights at Heathrow. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Pedestrians walk during a snow-fall in central London, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. Plunging temperatures and heavy snow saw large swathes of Britain grind to a standstill, as London's Gatwick Airport closed its runway and British Airways cancelled flights at Heathrow. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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PM David Cameron's statement on US review of Afghanistan and Pakistan

British Prime Minister David Cameron

 

A transcript of PM David Cameron’s press conference at the NATO Summit in Lisbon


December 17, 2010 (KATAKAMI/ NUMBER10.GOV.UK) — Number 10 has welcomed a US review of the strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A spokesman said the review, which stated that the strategy has weakened al Qaida and the Taliban, was consistent with the British assessment of the NATO campaign.

A five-page summary of the classified document was published by the White House today.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said:

“We very much welcome President Obama’s review of the campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“It is consistent with the British Government’s assessment and strategy, and with the agreements made by the international coalition and the Afghan Government at the Lisbon NATO Summit.

“International forces are in Afghanistan because Al Qaeda must never again be allowed to use the country as a base from which to threaten the UK, the US and our allies.

“It is important to remember that this is why UK forces are there – to protect our National Security.

“Like President Obama, we see 2011 as the year in which we have to make progress both lasting and irreversible.

“We also agree that we must use our civilian and military momentum to support a durable and favourable political resolution of the conflict.

“Success in the campaign in Afghanistan remains this Government’s highest foreign policy priority. We will continue to work hand in glove with the United States and our allies to achieve this.”   (*)

 
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