[IWAR] LIBYA Arab League support

From: Michael Wilson (MWILSON/0005514706at_private)
Date: Wed Dec 03 1997 - 10:58:06 PST

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                          Arab League to seek support for Libya
          Copyright ) 1997 Nando.net
          Copyright ) 1997 Agence France-Presse
       CAIRO (December 3, 1997 11:29 a.m. EST http://www.nando.net) -- The Arab
       League said Wednesday it will urge Islamic leaders meeting in Iran next
       week to back a resolution calling for the easing of U.N. sanctions
       imposed on Libya in 1992.
       "I expect the proposals adopted by the Arab League foreign ministers'
       meeting in September on Libya to receive the support of Islamic nations"
       at the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit, said Arab League
       Secretary-General Esmat Abdel Meguid.
       He said he will ask the Islamic Conference to put the Libyan issue on
       the agenda of the Dec. 8-11 summit in Tehran.
       Abdel Meguid was speaking to reporters after chairing an Arab League
       committee meeting on Libya.
       The United Nations imposed an air and military embargo on Libya in 1992
       over its refusal to handover two suspects wanted in Britain and the
       United States in connection with the 1988 bombing of a plane over
       Lockerbie, Scotland. A total of 270 people were killed.
       U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday decided to send a mission to
       Libya to examine the impact of the sanctions.
       Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo in September called on
       all member countries to ignore the U.N. air embargo on Libya in a bid to
       ease hardships on its people.

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