Libya offers settlement in terrorism cases
( dpa )- The Libyan government has offered a settlement for resolving civil lawsuits brought against the country by victims of terrorism, the US State Department said Thursday.
Libyan officials extended "comprehensive settlement agreement" during a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State David Welch in London, spokesman Sean McCormack said.
McCormack did not provide details of the offer but said it was being reviewed by the US government.
"The administration is exploring this possibility with Libyan representatives to determine if it would help American victims receive fair compensation in the shortest possible time and with greater certainty," McCormack said.
The United States announced in May 2006 that it was restoring ties with Libya after leader Moamer Gaddafi agreed to abandon the country weapons of mass destruction programmes.
The cases involve the 1988 bombings of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the bombing of a Berlin disco frequented by Americans in 1986 and a French airliner in 1989 carrying US citizens over Niger.