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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 11, 1993

Statement by the Press Secretary

The President strongly welcomes the action by the U.N. Security Council today in adopting tough additional sanctions against Libya. These sanctions are aimed at pressuring Libya to turn over for trial in Britain or the United States the two men indicted in the December 1988 bombing of PA 103; to satisfy French judicial requirements in connection with the bombing of UTA 772; to compensate the victims of Libyan terrorism; and to clearly renounce the use of terrorism.

Today's Security Council resolution, co-sponsored by the United States, Britain and France, reaffirms our common commitment to stand firm in the face of international terrorism. It keeps faith with the families of the victims from 30 nations of these heinous attacks.

As the President said in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly on September 27, our government is determined to see the mass murderers responsible brought to justice.

We welcome the actions of all the nations who supported this resolution, including the Russian Federation. Working together, we will ensure that Libya not be permitted to thwart the will of the international community to see the perpetrators of these actions brought to justice.

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