Tuesday, November 01, 2011

....And nuclear materials in Libya

From Al Arabiya:
Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) will reveal some facts about the recent discovery of banned weapons in Libya in a press conference on Monday, Al Arabiya reported.

According to Libya’s interim premier Mahmoud Jibril, the issue of the chemical weapons will be referred to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) once the facts are officially announced.

Mohammed al-Saeh, an NTC official, told Al Arabiya that the discovered materials are nuclear. He said that the NTC held contacts with the IAEA to confirm the nature of the discovered materials.

I have not seen any follow-up after the announced press conference yesterday. Asia News dismisses the claim saying these were old nuclear material and waste that everyone knew about.

(h/t Yoel)