Arab Governments Agree to Defy U.N. Libyan Sanctions While Witness to Bombing Pleads Guilty of Perjury

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Saturday, November 1, 1997
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
11
453-455
Abstract: 
On September 21, 1997, Arab governments voted to defy United Nations sanctions by allowing planes carrying Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, to land on their territory and to allow other flights for religious and humanitarian purposes. Meanwhile, Lester Coleman, a former Drug Enforcement Agency undercover investigator, plead guilty to perjury in connection with his testimony about the cause of the crash... [more]