Thursday, March 31, 2011

On March 31

On this day in ...
... 1992, following the explosions of 2 passenger jets in which hundreds of persons perished -- that of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988 (right) (photo credit) and of Union de transports aériens Flight 772 in September 1989 -- U.N. Security Council Resolution 748 was adopted by a vote of 10 ayes, 0 nays, and 5 abstentions. The resolution banned flights and arms sales to Libya, and called upon the North African state to renounce support for terrorism.

(Prior March 31 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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