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Libya to pay $2.7 billion for Lockerbie: FM

Libya will pay 10 million dollars to each of the 270 victims of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing after accepting civil responsibility for the blast, Foreign Minister Abdel Rahman Shalgham told AFP. “My country has accepted civil responsibility for the actions of its officials in the Lockerbie affair, in conformity with international civil law and the agreement reached in London in March by Libyan, American and British officials,” he said Tuesday. Raghman said full payment was conditional on UN sanctions against Libya being lifted after payment of an initial installment of four million dollars to each victim, and US sanctions after a similar payment. After payment of the final installment of two million dollars, Libya would ask to be removed from the US list of countries supporting terrorism, he added. Full Story

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