A senior adviser to PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat said Saturday that a secret investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland shows that Libya was not involved.
Bassam Abu Sharif told The Associated Press in Nicosia a few hours after Arafat returned from Libya to Tunisia that the Palestine Liberation Organization would cooperate with any international investigation to prove the accuracy of its information.The United States and Britain have charged two Libyans with the December 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. The explosion killed 270 people.
Libya has refused to turn over the suspects for trial.
"The PLO has gathered very accurate and sensitive information related to the Lockerbie affair," Abu Sharif said in a telephone interview from Tunis, Tunisia. "This information points clearly to the involvement of Middle East parties, not Libya, in this crime."
He refused to identify the parties allegedly involved.
"Libya as a government and the two Libyans cited by the American and the British governments as being involved in this operation are not linked whatsoever," Abu Sharif said.