Schumer: U.N. must condemn bomber fete
(AP) - New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants the UnitedNations to condemn Libya's welcome home celebration for the manconvicted in the 1988 jetliner bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The Democratic senator urged the U.S. ambassador to the U.NSaturday to introduce a resolution condemning the ceremony andasking for an apology.
Victims' relatives are furious that convicted Libyan bomberAbdel Baset al-Megrahi was released from a Scottish prison Thursdayand was greeted in Libya by cheering crowds.
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Friday the U.S. wouldwatch closely to see how Libya treated al-Megrahi in the comingweeks.
Pan Am Flight 103 was carrying mostly American passengers to NewYork when it exploded. All 259 people aboard and 11 on the grounddied.