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Lockerbie, Scotland / Pan Am Flight 103 / Bombing / Indictments / Libya / Bush #578465

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 14, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(London: Dennis Murphy) Criminal indictments in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, featured; scenes shown from wreckage. [Acting Attorney General William BARR - charges Libyan officials in the bombing, tells how they did it, mentions US retaliation.] [Chief Scottish law officer Lord FRASIER - charges Libyans Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah with bombing, tells how they did it, addresses likelihood of their arrest.] British officials reported giving warrants for arrest of Megrahi and Fhimah to Libya's United Nations mission. Investigators' conclusions of how Megrahi and Fhimah carried out the bombing detailed; map shown. Libyans and their leader Muammar el-Kadhafi said accused of state terrorism.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) White House reaction to bombing indictments featured. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says President Bush administration holds the Libyan government responsible for the bombing.] [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - mentions possible United States responses to the indictments.] United States 1986 bombing of Libya which wounded Kadhafi recalled; scenes shown. Administration official's reports on how the United States will respond to the indictments noted. Bush's conversation about Libya with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders in Rome, Italy, last week mentioned; scenes shown. Pressure on Bush from family members of those killed in the bombing noted. [Family member Bert AMMERMAN - calls for response to indictment.] United States officials reported saying there was no evidence implicating Syria or Iran in the bombing.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington, DC: Robert Hager) Investigation of the bombing in Lockerbie featured; details given; photos shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Murphy, Dennis

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