Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
2005 Libya Special Weapons News
- Russia Delivers Low-Enriched Uranium To Libya RFE/RL 23 Dec 2005 -- Russia has delivered low-enriched uranium fuel to Libya in exchange for weapons-grade nuclear fuel that was removed from the country in 2004 under a U.S.-financed program.
- US / LIBYA RELATIONS VOA 25 Mar 2005 -- Libyan and U.S. officials say they expect relations between the two countries to continue to improve, after nearly two decades of hostility. Analysts and lawmakers say the growing political and economic cooperation between Tripoli and Washington is being watched by other countries.
- U.S. Lauds Libyan, Albanian Efforts to Destroy Chemical Weapons Washington File 17 Mar 2005 -- The head of the U.S. delegation to a key meeting in The Hague to review nations' efforts to destroy chemical weapons says the United States welcomes the ambitious plans of the governments of Libya and Albania to eliminate their stockpiles.
- U.S./LIBYA VOA 16 Mar 2005 -- A U.S. official says the Bush administration hopes to establish full diplomatic relations with Libya possibly later this year. Acting Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns, told a congressional hearing (Wednesday) Libya is adhering fully to its commitments under an agreement to end its development of weapons of mass destruction, but Washington has continuing serious concerns about human rights and other issues.
NOKOR URANIUM SALE VOA 02 Feb 2005 -- For the first time, there are reports that North Korea may have sold or transferred nuclear fuel to another country. U.S. experts have long warned that Pyongyang might trade its nuclear materials, and the latest reports could raise tensions between Washington and North Korea.
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