U.S. Embassy London
Press Office
01 December 2015
Statement in Response to July 25 Sunday Times Article on the Release of Al-Megrahi


The United States strongly and consistently opposed in all its exchanges with Scottish and British officials the release or transfer under any scenario of convicted PanAm 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi.

The August 12, 2009 letter to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond  reiterated that unchanged position and underscored in particular our deep opposition to any outcome which permitted Megrahi’s return to Libya.  To our grave disappointment, the Scottish government’s decision to release Megrahi to Libya disregarded these clearly stated views.