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Bush, Blair. announce Libya has renounced weapons of mass destruction

The United States and Britain announced that Libya, long a pariah on the world stage, had agreed after nine months of secret talks to destroy all its weapons of mass destruction and scrap programs to develop them. US President George W. Bush praised the move as beneficial to world peace and the security of the United States, saying Libya had begun “the process of rejoining the community of nations.” British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that it will “make the region and the world more secure. It shows that problems of proliferation can, with good will, be tackled through discussion and engagement.” In a surprise announcement, Bush said Libyan leader Colonel Moamer Kadhafi had agreed, after nine months of discrete diplomacy with Washington and London, to renounce all weapons of mass destruction and “immediately and unconditionally” welcome international inspectors. Full Story

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