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March 5, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali reported an "evolution" on Wednesday in the Libyan position on the Pan Am Flight 103 air disaster, but the Bush Administration dismissed the latest overtures of Libya as nothing new.
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September 25, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a country of 5 million people with hundreds of miles of pristine beaches, spectacular unspoiled desert scenery and Roman ruins that sweep away the centuries. But it does have a small image problem. Libya would like to be your tourist destination. Since the country's "revolutionary guide," Moammar Kadafi, agreed in April to hand over two suspects to stand trial in the 1988 Pan Am jet bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, the U.N.
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March 24, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to avert United Nations sanctions, Libya made a hedged promise Monday to deliver the two suspects in the terrorist bombing of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 to officials of the Arab League. While the promise raised some suspicions and failed to satisfy the Bush Administration, it bolstered a campaign to delay consideration by the Security Council of a resolution imposing sanctions on Libya.
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February 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Libya will not accept a 30-day deadline set by the United States and Britain to hand over two Libyans accused of blowing up a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, according to a Libyan statement released Saturday. State television, monitored in Tunisia, quoted an unidentified Foreign Ministry official as saying that "those who speak about giving a deadline do not want a fair trial" for the two suspects.
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April 15, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Libya lost its last chance to avert U.N. sanctions Tuesday when the International Court of Justice dismissed Col. Moammar Kadafi's plea that Britain and the United States have no right to demand custody of the two suspects in the 1988 terrorist bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland. With the 11-5 decision clearing all legal obstacles, the sanctions descended upon the erratically led North African country, one of the few official pariahs in U.N.
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July 10, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to neighboring Libya on Thursday and visited with its leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, in the latest challenge to international air-travel restrictions there. The trip to see Kadafi, who is recovering from hip-replacement surgery, was not a direct violation of the sanctions imposed on Libya because Egypt apparently received permission from the United Nations sanctions committee.
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December 6, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi alone in a desert tent Saturday night and came away believing that he had made progress toward an agreement to extradite two suspects wanted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. "The talks have been fruitful and positive," Annan said. "Libya has confirmed its seriousness and readiness to find a solution to the Lockerbie problem."
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August 24, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Libya's Arab neighbors have indicated that they would be prepared to step up the pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi to hand over suspects accused in a fatal airline bombing, but a U.N. mission to Libya expressed hope that the crisis could be resolved short of a full trade embargo or other new sanctions. "We are optimistic that the situation can be resolved soon," Tunisian Foreign Minister Habib Ben Yahia said in an interview after meeting with U.N. envoy Vladimir Petrovsky.
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April 4, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In unexpected ways, the Libyan crisis has regenerated some of the dormant tension between the United States and the Third World at the United Nations, raising doubts about any future actions against Moammar Kadafi. The Libyan leader has almost no supporters at the United Nations, especially after Thursday's semiofficial sacking of the Venezuelan Embassy in Tripoli as punishment for Venezuela's Security Council role in imposing sanctions on the North African country.
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April 14, 1992
U.N. sanctions descend on Libya Wednesday unless Col. Moammar Kadafi gives up two Libyan suspects in the terrorist bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. While crying out defiance, Kadafi also has been sending out emissaries to U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the Arab League in a desperate campaign to avert sanctions. But his vague proposals to allow the suspects to go to trial in a disinterested country or in some U.N. body fall far short of the U.
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February 27, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council on Friday that he is "still reasonably optimistic" that Libya will hand over two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. "We are now at a critical and delicate state, and I hope we will not have much to go," Annan said as council members, most notably the United States and Britain, expressed frustration at the pace of progress in a plan to turn over the two men for trial in the Netherlands.
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February 14, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Libya announced Saturday that there has been a breakthrough in talks over the proposed trial in the Netherlands of two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, a crime that killed 270 people near Lockerbie, Scotland, 10 years ago.
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December 6, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi alone in a desert tent Saturday night and came away believing that he had made progress toward an agreement to extradite two suspects wanted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. "The talks have been fruitful and positive," Annan said. "Libya has confirmed its seriousness and readiness to find a solution to the Lockerbie problem."
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December 3, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi apparently close to surrendering two suspects to stand trial in the Netherlands for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was making arrangements Wednesday to fly to Libya this weekend to try to close the deal.
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October 2, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi is rarely dull, whether creating the "Great Man-Made River" to bring water across 1,000 miles of desert or offering to procure a lawyer for President Clinton in the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal. But even given his predilection for the bizarre, the dictator, who is beginning his 30th year in power, caught many of the world's Arabs by surprise last month by proclaiming that he had given up on them.
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August 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to suspend sanctions against Libya once it hands over for trial in the Netherlands two intelligence agents wanted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner. The resolution, approved 15-0, also threatens additional measures against Libya if the suspects fail to appear for trial before a panel of three Scottish judges under Scottish law. It was not clear how Libya would react to the resolution, co-sponsored by the United States and Britain.
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March 28, 1992 | Associated Press
The United States on Friday accused Libya of trying to subvert the United Nations by taking its defense of two suspected terrorists to the World Court. The aggressive U.S. stance came on the second day of a hearing in the international court on Western demands for the extradition of two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988.
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January 3, 1992 | JIM MANN and STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United States, Britain and France have decided to seek a U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon Libya to cooperate in bringing those responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 to justice, State Department officials said Thursday night. According to U.S. sources, the proposed resolution probably will probably be presented to the Security Council next week. The resolution does not ask for the imposition of any economic sanctions against Libya.
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July 10, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to neighboring Libya on Thursday and visited with its leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, in the latest challenge to international air-travel restrictions there. The trip to see Kadafi, who is recovering from hip-replacement surgery, was not a direct violation of the sanctions imposed on Libya because Egypt apparently received permission from the United Nations sanctions committee.
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April 20, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER and STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United Nations granted a humanitarian exception to sanctions against Libya on Wednesday, short-circuiting Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi's announced plan to defy the international air embargo against his country with a planeload of Muslim pilgrims. Libyan state television showed a Libyan airliner with a reported 150 passengers aboard taking off from Tripoli Airport, supposedly bound for Saudi Arabia. But while the plane was in the air, Egypt won U.N.
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