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A Closer Look (Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing) #192468

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 2000
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The start of the trial in the Netherlands of two Libyans for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 featured; courtroom sketches shown; details given of the less-than- solid case against the defendants. [University of Edinburgh professor Robert BLACK - says if it cannot be shown that the bomb was placed on the plane in Malta.] Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned.

(Camp Zeist, the Netherlands: Sheila MacVicar) The West's courting of Kadhafi these days because of Libya's supply of oil examined; details given of the pressure on the State Department to end sanctions. [MAN - says European states have accepted that Libya is part of the Mediterranean.] [AMERICAN - says the United States is standing aside while opportunities go to competitors.] The view in Congress that Kadhafi had a role in the bombing noted. [Victim's RELATIVE - says everything with regard to Libya should be put on hold till after the trial.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Coverage of the trial on noted.

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila

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