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Brits Urge UN To Drop Libyan Sanctions, French Say No

HeadlineAug 19, 2003

The UN Security Council is expected to debate tomorrow on whether to lift sanctions placed on Libya after the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. Britain and the U.S. now back the end of sanctions after Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund to compensate the families of the 270 killed.

France is threatening to veto the end of sanctions unless Libya increases its compensation for a different bombing that killed 170 aboard a French flight in 1989.

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