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Bush Signs Law To Settle Libya Terror Lawsuits

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has signed legislation allowing
the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits against Libya
by U.S. terrorism victims and clear the way for healing the last
remaining rifts between Washington and the Libyan government.
The White House says Bush signed it into law on Monday after
Congress passed the measure last week. It creates a new fund to
compensate American victims of Libyan-sponsored attacks in the
1980s, including the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and the bombing of a
Berlin disco. It also grants Libya immunity from terror-related
lawsuits once the compensation is paid.
The compensation issue has stalled the process of improving
U.S.-Libya ties that began after Libya renounced weapons of mass
destruction in 2003.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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