Libya Vows to Give Up Banned Weapons

(Washington Post) - A team of U.S. and British intelligence agents and weapons specialists made two trips to Libya during October and December, where they were allowed to visit 10 secret weapons sites, were shown chemical-warfare agents, and discussed details with Libyan scientists. The Libyans said they had been working to develop a nuclear fuel cycle intended to provide fissile material for atomic weapons. "The Libyans were quite open. They provided access to facilities. They provided substantial documentation about their programs, and we were able to take samples and to take photographs and other evidence," a senior U.S. official said. Libya had become aware that U.S. and British intelligence had developed direct, verifiable knowledge of weapons materials possessed by Ghadafi.

2003-12-22 00:00:00

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