No 42



Libya Breaks Off Talks On UTA Compensation

Libya on 14 October broke off negotiations in Paris over compensation for the families of the 170 people killed in the bombing of a UTA airliner over Africa in 1989. The head of the Libyan team in the talks accused the French foreign ministry of trying to renege on a compensation deal reached in September under which Tripoli reportedly agreed to pay an additional $1mn to each of the families (MEES, 15 September). This...