Menendez Calls On Libya To Keep Promise To Pay Families Of Pan Am 103 Victims

Menendez Calls On Libya To Keep Promise To Pay Families Of Pan Am 103 Victims

Senator: A promise made is a promise kept

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today called on Libya to keep its pledge to the family members of those killed on Pan Am Flight 103, by paying the final installment of a mutually-agreed upon monetary settlement. The Libyan government still owes $2 million to the families, which it promised to pay upon its removal from the State Departments list of terror sponsors. Last month, the Department of State announced that the nation would be removed from the list, but Tripoli has yet to keep its commitment to the Pan Am Flight 103 families.

A promise made must be a promise kept, Menendez said on the Senate floor. At a time when we are fighting terrorism around the world; at a time when our men and women in uniform are putting their lives on the line to protect us from terrorists; and, at a time when we should send a message to the world that terrorism and the murder of U.S. citizens can not be tolerated, we cannot and will not allow the Libyans to get away with breaking their promise to these grieving families.

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