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Scottish independence: Salmond tells Obama: 'Yes we can'

First Minister Alex Salmond has said that while the US had fought for its independence, Scotland could achieve the same result through a democratic vote.

Mr Salmond said: "We have a democratically agreed consented process by which we can vote for our independence."

The president of the US had earlier told the G7 summit in Brussels that the country had a "deep interest" in making sure the UK remains a "strong, robust, united and effective partner".

Barack Obama made the remarks at a joint news conference alongside David Cameron in Brussels, when he stressed the decision on independence was up to the people of Scotland.

  • 05 Jun 2014
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