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Britain Wants UN Vote to End Libya Sanctions

Britain has scheduled a Security Council vote for Tuesday to lift U.N. sanctions against Libya that would release $2.7 billion to the families of 270 victims killed in the 1988 airliner bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. British U.N. Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, sponsor of the resolution and this month’s council president, set the date for the vote on Friday, despite a last-minute snag between France and Libya on payments to the families of 170 people killed in a 1989 French airliner bombing over Niger. Unclear is whether the vote, which had been anticipated two weeks ago, will be delayed again or whether Britain and the United States are daring France to use its veto power to kill the resolution. There was no immediate comment from France. The main problem appeared to be a demand by France that Libya pay the monies into an escrow account immediately, similar to the one set up for the families of Pan Am Flight 103 that blew up in December 1988. A total of 270 people were killed, all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground in the village of Lockerbie. Full Story

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