Libya to respect Lockerbie verdict
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Libya's ambassador to the United Nations has told CNN that Libya will "respect and implement" the verdicts of the Scottish court in the Lockerbie trial.
He also said his country will respect any decision that might be taken by a Scottish civil court that may follow as a result of this criminal trial.
But Abduzed Dorda firmly denied that Libya's leader Colonel Gadhafi was involved in the plot to plant the bomb on the plane that crashed on Lockerbie in 1988.
The ambassador said: "Libya was never accused in that court and has never been tried.
"The prosecutors themselves said that Libya as a state had nothing at all to do with this case, at all."
He said he was shocked by the conviction of one of the accused and said there was no evidence against either of the two men.
But he added: "We said always we do respect the long history of the Scottish law. We are looking forward to the appeal and the result of that.
"We do not mix at all between the political issue that might be behind the accusation against the two Libyans and the role of the trial."
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