March 28, 1992 |
After months of investigation, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday that it is freezing the American assets of 46 businesses it says are ultimately controlled by the Libyan government. The 46 multinational firms include key concerns involved in international banking, investment, petroleum and commercial industries. While none of the firms are headquartered in the United States, many are located in countries that are close allies--notably Britain and France, co-sponsors of a pending U.N.
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.
March 24, 1992 |
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.
March 5, 1992 |
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.
January 23, 1992 |
German customs agents at the Frankfurt airport seized a shipment of American-made equipment bound for Libya that could have been used in a nuclear weapons program, a senior government official announced Wednesday. Speaking at a routine news conference here, chief government spokesman Dieter Vogel said the customs agents made the seizure last month after they were tipped off by an international intelligence agency.
January 3, 1992 |
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.