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Congressman Says U.S. Should Lift Its Ban on Travel to Libya

An American congressman who led the battle to keep tight sanctions on Libya said Monday night that he believed that Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, had “turned the corner” in abandoning terrorism and illicit weapons and should be rewarded with improved relations. Representative Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and the first of several members of Congress to meet with Colonel Qaddafi, called on the Bush administration to lift the ban on American travel to Libya as a first step in normalizing relations with Tripoli. “My recommendation is that we proceed step by step to move toward normalization of relations,” Mr. Lantos said, adding that another goal should be to allow Libyan students to return to American universities. Full Story

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