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Chemical-Weapons

By Libya Prospect

A few days ago, a Danish ship transferred an arsenal of chemical weapons from Misrata Port to Germany to get rid of it in coordination with the United Nation and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The OPCW welcomed, on Wednesday, the Libyan decision to get rid of the last productions that can be used in the chemical arms industry.

The general director of the OPCW said, in a statement, that the international efforts guarantee that it is sure that these chemical materials will not go to the wrong hands.

Libya decided to transfer the chemical materials outside to prevent them from going to the hands of the terrorist groups.

After the revolution of 2011, the problem appeared in Libya again after the discovery of natural uranium stores, because Gaddafi retained some mustard gas in unknown places in the desert.

There is a question about the existence and the size of this kind of arsenal in the Libyan desert in the chaotic political and security situation.

The problem is that no one can tell what faction of force, in Libya, knows about this file and its size.

The world commemorates the day of anti-nuclear tests, at the end of August every year, to urge the states to limit the development of the weapons of mass destruction, which was prohibited internationally in 1968 after catastrophes.

The world is still remembering the disasters of the fall of the nuclear bomb on the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the tragedy of Chernobyl.

Libya, under the regime of Gaddafi, became one of the countries that disobeyed the international law, which prohibited nuclear arms industry.

Gaddafi’s regime established a nuclear arsenal, and after the foreign invasion of Iraq, Libya gave up nuclear weapons programs under international supervision in 2003.

 

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