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U.S. to Brief Lockerbie Families on Libya Talks

The State Department will brief the families of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing victims on Wednesday on its talks about Libya accepting responsibility, but U.S. officials said a final deal may be some way off. A source close to talks between Libya, the United States and Britain told Reuters on Tuesday that Tripoli had reached an agreement with the two powers to accept responsibility for the bombing and to compensate the victims’ families. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Burns was to meet some families of the 270 victims of Pan Am flight 103 at 4 p.m. to discuss his meeting with British and Libyan officials in London on Tuesday. But U.S. officials said it may be some time before a final agreement is signed, sealed and announced. “This still has to be vetted by the principals in the various countries,” said one U.S. official who asked not to be identified. Full Story

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