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UN watchdog says Libyan chemical weapons secure

UN watchdog says Libyan chemical weapons secure

The chief of a U.N. watchdog says Libya's remaining chemical weapon stockpiles are believed to be secure despite the turmoil that has roiled the country since February.
Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says his inspectors are ready to return to Libya to oversee the destruction of Moammar Gadhafi's poison gas supplies "when the conditions will allow us."
The organization had inspectors in Libya up until February verifying the destruction process but left as the anti-Gadhafi rebellion gathered intensity.
However, Uzumcu said Wednesday he had heard from sources that "remaining stockpiles of chemical weapons are secured." He did not identify the sources.


Updated : 2021-03-06 13:48 GMT+08:00