US objects to planned release of Lebanese terrorist

The United States objected on Friday to a French court's planned release of a Lebanese leftist militant, saying he may still be a threat a quarter century after he was convicted of killing an American and an Israeli diplomat.


A French appeals court on Thursday granted conditional release to George Ibrahim Abdallah, imprisoned since 1984 and still in custody for now, contingent on his being deported to Lebanon, a step in the hands of the French Foreign Ministry. (Reuters)