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Libya to take Lockerbie blame

There was mounting speculation last night that Libya is poised to accept responsibility for the bombing of Flight Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. Senior officials from the UK, United States and Libya will hold a three-way meeting in London today, part of ongoing talks to broker a deal that could lead to the permanent lifting of United Nations sanctions against Libya, and pave the way to finalising a multi-billion pound settlement for victims’ families. Speculation of a break-through has been fanned by a meeting set for the day after the “tripartite” talks in London. US family members of the Lockerbie victims have been asked to a meeting with William Burns, the senior state department official involved in the talks. One source close to the multi-billion law suit, whose result will hang on any agreement, said: “There’s a good chance that tomorrow’s meeting will announce Libya’s acceptance of responsibility.” Full Story

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