The Prime Minister made only very brief remarks when he was asked about the re-opening of the Lockerbie case and the fact that Scottish police and Scotland Yard are set to continue investigations in Libya. The Prime Minister said the following:
- Libya is very committed and interested in knowing exactly what happened. We'll collaborate fully with any investigation that would help determine the truth of what happened and who was really behind the Lockerbie bombing.
- Libya made it clear that the country would never pay any more compensations or damages to victims or countries with regard to the Lockerbie case.
The Prime Minister was asked if the investigations proved Libya to not be responsible, especially after new evidence that has emerged, would Libya ask for compensation for suffering at the hands of the international community and especially the UK and the US? He was very diplomatic in giving his answer and said: If the investigations conclude that Libya wasn't responsible and we were wrongfully convicted, we will deal with that situation there and then.
[An Aljazeera English Inside Story programme on Lockerbie in which Mohamed Eljarh took part can be viewed here.]