(261)  LOCKERBIE: DEAL DONE AND SANCTIONS LIFTED  

LOCKERBIE: DEAL DONE AND SANCTIONS LIFTED  

The United Nations sanctions against Libya were lifted on 12 September 2003, after France had given up its objections to the compensation deal for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing (see No 248).  France had been concerned that the amounts agreed in the deal greatly exceeded the compensation which Libya had paid for the bombing of a French airliner in 1989, but this appears to have been settled.

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