Chemical, nuclear weapons found in LibyaOctober 31st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear and chemical weapons have been found in Libya and the post-Gaddafi regime in the country has no interest in keeping them, acting prime minister Mahmoud Jibril has said.
Jibril said foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to investigate the finds, according to the Al Arabiya TV network.
Another official of the ruling National Transitional Council said the country was in close contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to define the composition of the exact materials of the weapons.
“By making this announcement, we reaffirm that the new Libya is a peaceful Libya, a Libya that abides by international law, a Libya that aims for development before anything else for the good of its people,” Jibril was quoted as saying.
He refused to give details on the location and quantity of the weapons. “There are international organisations taking care of this issue,” he said.
Slain leader Muammar Gaddafi officially gave up his nuclear weapons programme in 2004 to strengthen Libya’s ties with the West.
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