The United States
, Britain and
on Saturday pledged their full support for efforts by
their investigators to bring those behind the 1988 Lockerbie
airliner bombing to justice.
In a joint statement on the 25th anniversary of the downing
of Pan Am flight 103 in which 270 people were killed, the three
governments said were determined to unearth the truth behind the
deadliest such attack in Britain.
"We want all those responsible for this most brutal act of
terrorism brought to justice, and to understand why it was
committed," they said in the statement, issued by Britain's
"We are committed to cooperate fully in order to reveal the
full facts of the case," the statement said. "We will all
provide full support to the investigation team to enable them to
complete their enquiries successfully."
The Tripoli government, trying to establish its authority
after NATO air power helped rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in
2011, wants to show its willingness to help its Western partners
clear up the many unanswered questions about Lockerbie, an
attack which for years kept Libya an international pariah.
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