Lockerbie Suspects

NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the State Department says the U.S. is exploring whether the two Libyan suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 could be put on trial in a third country under Scottish law. Scotland has jurisdiction because the airliner was bombed over Scottish territory. The U.S. and Britain previously have demanded that the trial be held on American or Scottish soil; Libya has refused to extradite the suspects to either place. Rubin describes the proposal as a "take-it-or-leave it" package for Libya. Earlier today, Secretary of State Albright and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger spoke by phone with some family members of the victims.



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