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Pan Am Flight 103 / Investigation / Libya / United States Options #132385

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tripoli, Libya: Pierre Salinger) ABC News exclusive interview with the two Libyans charged with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 featured; details given of evidence implicating them in the bombing. [Libyan suspect Abdel Basset Ali al-MEGRAHI - (with transcription on screen) calls accusations false.] [Second Libyan suspect Lamen Khalifa FHIMAH - (thru translator) responds to charges.] [Libyan foreign minister Ibrahim BISHARI - (thru translator) comments.] Bombing said believed to be revenge for United States air attack on Tripoli, Libya, in 1986 that targeted Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi. Statements in an exclusive interview with Kadhafi reflecting his current views of the United States reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Options open to United States and Britain if Libya does not turn over the two suspects examined; details given of President Bush's administration's strategy of squeezing Libya economically and diplomatically by targeting Libyan oil and airports. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] Libya's key trading partners said to be Italy, Germany and Japan.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Salinger, Pierre

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