Saturday, January 21, 2012

On January 21

On this day in ...
... 1992 (years ago today), was adopted U.N. Security Council Resolution 732 (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya). The unanimous resolution recalled previous condemnations of the 1988 explosion of a U.S. airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, and that the following year of a French airliner over Congo-Brazzaville. (photo credit) The Council deplored the refusal of Libya to comply with requests to cooperate fully with its investigation, and urged it again to comply, "so as to contribute to the elimination of international terrorism." In effect, as the BBC reported,
'The United Nations has ordered Libya to surrender intelligence agents accused of the Lockerbie and French airliner bombings.'
(Prior January 21 post are here, here, and here, and here.)

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