Posts Tagged ‘IRA’

Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

  • 17 October 2018 - 21:03
Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

Any attempt by the British government to use frozen Libyan assets in England to compensate IRA victims of weapons and explosives smuggled into Northern Ireland from Libya would be in breach of United Nations resolutions, a senior Libyan diplomat has insisted. As an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)...

Compensating Libya-IRA victims is “extremely difficult” says UK Home Secretary

  • 18 August 2018 - 20:01
Compensating Libya-IRA victims is “extremely difficult” says UK Home Secretary

The UK Home Secretary has admitted that securing compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism will be "extremely difficult," reported Belfast Telegraph.  Sajid Javid was responding to a letter sent on behalf of Ihsan Bashir, who lost his brother in the 1996 London Docklands...

Libya rejects UK’s intention to use frozen assets to compensate IRA victims

  • 12 June 2018 - 21:45
Libya rejects UK’s intention to use frozen assets to compensate IRA victims

Presidential Council rejected Monday Britain's intention to use the frozen Libyan assets in London to compensate victims of attacks by the Irish Republican Army (IRA.) The Presidential Council said it refuses the intention of the British House of Commons to vote on a decision taking advantages...

UUP ex-leader urges UK government to take over Libya frozen assets to compensate Gaddafi-inflicted victims

  • 17 March 2018 - 17:57
UUP ex-leader urges UK government to take over Libya frozen assets to compensate Gaddafi-inflicted victims

Any theft from frozen Libyan assets in the Middle East would totally undermine UK arguments that it cannot access such assets in Britain to compensate terror victims, it is claimed. IRA victims groups and supportive parliamentarians have for years been pressing the UK government to use £9.5bn...

UK government rejects compensations for victims of Libya-funded IRA attacks

  • 16 September 2017 - 10:29
UK government rejects compensations for victims of Libya-funded IRA attacks

The government has rejected a call for a UK reparations fund for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA attacks. The fund was originally suggested by a cross-party group of MPs on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. They have described the government's response as unacceptable. Former...