[This is a quiet period as far as public developments in the Lockerbie saga are concerned. Quite a lot is going on behind the scenes and will come into the public domain in the near future. In the meantime, here is some more history.
Twelve years ago today it was announced by US lawyers representing the families of Lockerbie victims that Libya had made an offer to settle their compensation claims. A contemporaneous report on the CNN website reads in part:]
Libya has offered $2.7 billion to settle claims by the families of those killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing, with payments tied to the lifting of US and UN sanctions, according to lawyers representing some families.
The proposed settlement would work out to $10 million per family, according to a letter from the families' lawyer detailing the offer. It includes relatives of those killed on the ground in the Scottish town of Lockerbie. But compensation would be paid piecemeal, with installments tied to the lifting of sanctions.
The letter says 40 percent of the money would be released when UN sanctions are lifted; another 40 percent when US commercial sanctions are lifted; and the remaining 20 percent when Libya is removed from the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism.