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Libya Ratifies Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Libya has ratified the nuclear test ban treaty, an U.N. agency said Wednesday, less than three weeks after the North African country publicly renounced its weapons of mass destruction. Libya’s nuclear program was nowhere near producing a weapon. Still, the announcement by the U.N. agency overseeing the agreement appeared to be a further sign of commitment by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to give up nuclear weapons activities. The Vienna-based agency — known as the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization — said in a statement that in ratifying the pact, Libya agreed to host a monitoring station at Misratah. That would be part of a network of 337 stations being set up to verify compliance with terms of the treaty. Full Story

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