Statement on New US DOJ Charges

Statement by Kara Weipz, President of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank Attorney General Barr, Director Wray, the prosecutors at the DC US Attorney Office. I think I speak for a majority of family members when I say that we are justified, vindicated, our patience and persistence proved fruitful with this decision today. The motto of the family members over the past 32 years has been “The truth must be known.” Today confirms what we believed to be true and a step forward in holding all those responsible for the murder of 270 innocent people on this day in 1988.

For the last 30+ years, the dedicated men and women (past and present) of the FBI, Department of Justice, Crown Office, Police Scotland, and all the administrations since 1989 have never stopped investigating this case, working to make sure all those who perpetrated this heinous crime are brought to justice. We have worked with so many over the last 3 decades, many of whom have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to this case. We have always been assured that this was an open case and that no lead be unfollowed. Today is the culmination of all that hard work. It’s the resilience of the family members who have not let anyone forget our loved ones who were lost on that tragic night. We will continue to pursue justice for all who were responsible for this bombing, but today is a small victory in that conquest. We are grateful the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to fight for justice for all Americans.