Kussa Lockerbie meeting 'within days': Scottish govt

5th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Scottish officials investigating the Lockerbie bombing will interview defected Libyan foreign minister Mussa Kussa within "the next few days", the country's Crown Office confirmed Monday.

Scottish detectives and prosecutors met with officials from Britain's Foreign Office (FCO) officials earlier Monday after making a formal request to speak to Kussa about the 1988 incident last week.

"We can confirm that representatives of the Crown Office and Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary met with FCO officials this afternoon to discuss the situation concerning Kussa and specifically to discuss access to Kussa," a spokesman for the Scottish government department said.

"It was a very positive meeting and steps are being taken with a view to arranging a meeting with Kussa at the earliest opportunity in the next few days," added the spokesman.

Libyan agent Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi is the only man convicted over the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988, which killed 270 people.

The Boeing 747 jet was en route from London to New York when it exploded over the Dumfriesshire town. As a senior figure in Kadhafi's regime, Kussa is suspected of involvement in the bombing.

© 2011 AFP

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