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Libya Confirms Presence of Chemical Weapons

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Libya’s PM confirms presence of chemical weapons

October 30, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s interim prime minister on Sunday confirmed the presence of chemical weapons in Libya and said foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to deal with the issue.

Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Libya has no interest in keeping such weapons.

“We would like to assure you that the new Libya will be a peaceful Libya and that it is in our interest to have no weapons in Libya,” he told reporters.

Last week, Ian Martin, the top U.N. envoy to Libya, told the U.N. Security Council that undeclared chemical weapons sites have been located in Libya.

At the time, he also expressed concern over command and control of chemical and nuclear material sites…

A Russian-drafted U.N. resolution, to be voted on this week, calls on Libyan authorities to destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons in coordination with international authorities.

If this is a Russian-drafted resolution, it probably contains a codicil that will allow the Kremlin to get its hands on these chemical weapons so they can sell them on the black market. 

After all, the Russians are helping to build Iran’s nuclear reactors, despite all the UN resolutions to the contrary.

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