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US may pay for Libya to dismantle weapons

The United States will consider a request from Libya to pay for dismantling its chemical and nuclear weapons programme, Congressman Curt Weldon said yesterday during a visit to Tripoli. Citing the example of US funding for “threat reduction” in Russia, he told Matoug Matoug, Libya’s deputy prime minister in charge of scientific research: “We would be interested in a similar programme in Libya, with American dol lars to help you dismantle your weapons programme.” Seven members of Congress led by Mr Weldon arrived in Libya on Sunday for a goodwill visit – the first since Colonel Muammar Gadafy came to power more than 30 years ago. Full Story

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