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Libya Never Got Nuclear Plans Off Ground-Diplomats

Preliminary results of inspections of nuclear sites in Libya have confirmed the view of the U.N. nuclear watchdog that Tripoli was nowhere near building a bomb, diplomats said. The view of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) contrasts sharply with that of some officials in Washington and London who say Libya’s atomic weapons program was far more advanced than the U.N. inspectors believe. On December 19, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi announced he would allow international inspectors to dismantle his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs. A British official said then that Tripoli “was close to developing” a nuclear bomb. Full Story

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