Libya removed from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

Statement by Kara Weipz, President, the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. on Bush Administration announcement that it intends to remove Libya from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

"We would like to respond to the Bush administration's announcement today that it intends to remove Libya from the Terrorist List.

"The Pan Am 103 Families have worked for years to hold Libya accountable and promote the fight against terrorism.

"We have mixed emotions because there has been real progress -- but, as of today, Libya has not fully lived up to its commitments to the United States and the victims of Pan Am Flight 103.

"Obviously the Administration is convinced that the government of Libya will fulfill its commitments to the families. If this is the case, we look forward to Libya honoring its obligations under the settlement agreement.

"Under the agreement, Libya is to pay the remaining settlement amount of $2 million per family when they receive word that they will be removed from the list.

"We expect this payment will indeed be made before Libya is taken off the list and that we will see concrete and immediate steps from the Libyan government. The families will be watching during this 45-day Congressional review period to ensure that the Bush Administration and Congress support our position that the Libyans must fully -- not just partially -- live up to their commitment."