________________________________________________________________________ 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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