Kusa questioned about Pan Am bombing

April 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Former Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa was interviewed by Scottish police investigating the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, officials said.

Prosecutors said they believe Kusa, in London after he defected from Libya, has information on the slaughter of 270 people in the terrorist attack because he was a senior figure in Libyan intelligence when the bombing occurred, the BBC reported Friday.

When he defected at the end of March, Kusa said he was "no longer willing" to work with Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, whom rebels want to oust after four decades of rule. Gadhafi responded with blistering military assaults on opposition forces and others who support the uprising.

Kusa hasn't been arrested and has agreed to be questioned, the BBC said.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in a statement Thursday confirmed law enforcement officers met with Kusa "in relation to the ongoing investigation into the Lockerbie bombing."

Earlier this week, Gadhafi's son, Saif, told the BBC Kusa doesn't have new information to offer, saying, "The British and the Americans, they know about Lockerbie. There are no secrets anymore. We have no secrets to the world."

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