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Britain Urges Libyan Envoy to Answer Lockerbie Questions

LONDON -- Britain says it has encouraged Libyan envoy Moussa Koussa to answer questions from Scottish police and prosecutors over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons that officials have told the form Libyan foreign minister, who fled Tripoli and arrived in Britain on Wednesday, that he should cooperate fully with authorities over an inquiry into the airline bombing.

Scottish prosecutors are seeking to interview Koussa about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people -- most of them Americans.

Hague also told that legislators that Britain is considering plans to supply Libya's rebel forces with non-lethal equipment.

Like the U.S., Britain has suggested it could also supply weapons to rebel forces in some circumstances -- despite a U.N. arms embargo covering Libya -- but that it has not yet made a decision to do so.