British Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks to ABC's Diane Sawyer

DIANE SAWYER: But as we know, when one of the ministers has acknowledged, and not in your government, but before, acknowledged that BP and concern about BP and getting trade leases with Libya was part of -- of course, it was a factor in it. He was readily acknowledging it. Is it a different order of magnitude if it is an oil company putting however adroit the pressure, but some pressure on the British government, which nobody believes to be transfer somehow into the into the knowledge and decision-making in Scotland? Is that a different order of magnitude if BP was involved --

DAVID CAMERON: I think -- well, I think the -- the point about the decision by the Scottish government is that's already been looked at by a committee of the Scottish parliament. And I'm sure they'll be happy for others to look at this decision. I -- I think what they will find, with the decision the Scottish government took was that they followed the correct processes. They thought they were doing the right thing. They thought the -- I think they made the wrong decision. But I -- I think that is pretty, the evidence about that is pretty clear. But as I say, I know there is a Congressional hearing going to take place. We will make --

DIANE SAWYER: Full cooperation?

DAVID CAMERON: Absolutely. We will cooperate in whatever way we can. But I would just, you know, I think it's important we get sort of straight in our heads. This was, you know, this was not a decision that BP took. This is a decision a government took. The wrong decision in my view, but a government took that decision. And I think that's quite important.

DIANE SAWYER: One other concrete request from the senators was that there be a moratorium on any drilling of any kind until this matter has been settled in Libya by BP.

DAVID CAMERON: Well, I, I think that trying to connect these issues up, I don't think, is right, frankly.

DIANE SAWYER: So that's not a consideration? That's not a possibility?

DAVID CAMERON: Well, I -- I'm going meet with the senators, with the Congressmen this evening. I'm looking forward to, to doing that. I'll listen to their arguments. But as I say, I think that you, there are arguments about the release of al-Megrahi, right or wrong. My view, wrong. There are arguments about BP in the Gulf and there are arguments that BP should answer about who they lobbied about what and when and all the rest of it. But I don't think that actually changes what really happened, which was a decision was taken by a legitimate government in a, they think, legitimate way for legitimate reasons, which lots of people, me included, happen to think is wrong.

DIANE SAWYER: Afghanistan.


DIANE SAWYER: Is -- are the international forces winning?

DAVID CAMERON: I think we're making progress. I think that if you look at what's happening in terms of training up the Afghan national army, which is now, you know, up above 100,000. If you look at what's happening in Helmand Province, which is the toughest part of Afghanistan, you can see there are now district governors in places in the overwhelming majority of the districts. If you look at the rest of Afghanistan, the economy's growing. There's progress being made. But is it tough? Is it difficult? Are we losing too many lives there? Yes, I -- I would say that's the case.

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