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US Senate to invite BP to Lockerbie bomber hearing

US Senate to invite BP to Lockerbie bomber hearing

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is inviting oil giant BP to testify at a hearing on last year's release of the Lockerbie airliner bomber.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Thursday the July 29 hearing will deal with "the mistaken release of the only person ever convicted for that terrible crime."
U.S. senators this week asked the State Department to investigate whether BP played a role in winning the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.
Scotland released al-Megrahi after doctors said he had only months to live because of cancer.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says the U.S. government will consider during any evaluation of the situation BP's assertion that it did not talk to Scottish authorities about al-Megrahi.


Updated : 2021-06-17 17:44 GMT+08:00