March 27, 1992 |
Accusing the United States and Britain of "illegal and arbitrary blackmail," Libya asked the International Court of Justice on Thursday to protect it from sanctions for refusing to turn over two men suspected in the 1988 bombing of a Pan American Airways jet. Trying to head off passage of a U.N.
March 26, 1992 |
With events justifying its skepticism, the Bush Administration pressured the United Nations on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Libya after the government of Moammar Kadafi reneged on a pledge to turn over the two suspects in the Pan American Airways Flight 103 terrorist bombing. But diplomats were uncertain when the Security Council will take up the American-British-French resolution aimed at punishing Libya.
March 25, 1992 |
An Arab League delegation, testing the sincerity of Libya's offer to turn over two men wanted in the bombing of Pan American Flight 103, flew to Tripoli on Tuesday while the U.S. government kept up its drumbeat of doubts. "History would suggest that we should be skeptical that this is indeed a good-faith offer," said Margaret Tutwiler, the State Department spokeswoman.
January 11, 1989 |
As a busload of foreign journalists was being expelled from Libya the other day, it passed a small, straggling line of people shuffling into a stadium near the Aziziya barracks, where Libya's leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, nearly lost his life in the U.S. air strike on Tripoli three years ago.
June 9, 1988 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi caused an uproar at an Arab League summit meeting here Wednesday by telling a host of assembled kings, sheiks and presidents that many of them are "lackeys of imperialism" who ought to "go to hell." Kadafi was "on his most outrageous behavior," one source at the closed-door meeting said. Arab League Secretary General Chedli Klibi conceded that the session had been "stormy."