On this date in 1992 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 748 imposing sanctions (including trade and air transport embargoes) on Libya for failing to hand over Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Lamin Fhimah for trial in the United Kingdom or the United States (as had been required by Security Council Resolution 731 of 21 January 1992). Of the fifteen members of the Security Council, ten voted in favour and five abstained.
The UN sanctions were eventually lifted on 12 September 2003 by Security Council Resolution 1506. Of the fifteen members of the Security Council, thirteen voted in favour and two (France and the United States) abstained.
Separate US economic sanctions against Libya had been in force since March 1982. These remained until September 2004.