UN: Gaddafi Was Close to Having Bomb

(Telegraph-UK) Anton La Guardia - Libya succeeded in making weapons-grade plutonium before announcing it would abandon its efforts to build a nuclear bomb, UN inspectors said Friday. An IAEA report confirmed that Libya also bought enriched uranium from sources in Pakistan. According to Mohammed ElBaradei, the head of the IAEA, from the early 1980s until the end of last year, "Libya imported nuclear material and conducted a wide variety of [clandestine] nuclear activities."

2004-02-23 00:00:00

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