Sunday, September 12, 2004

Libya and Iran?

What kind of deal did we make with Libya?

Not a very good one, it seems.

South Africa claims Libya link in weapons probe

Arrests in a weapons of mass destruction investigation in South Africa are linked to Libya's abandoned nuclear programme, the country said yesterday, playing down a connection to a global weapons black market.

South Africa made two fresh arrests this week which analysts linked to a worldwide weapons ring the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says spans more than 20 countries. A local engineer initially charged has been freed with no explanation.

"So far, the evidence that we have... relates to the Libyan programme," said Abdul Minty, chairman of South Africa's Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

"I don't think that we are one of the major ones (cogs in a global network). It would not be for us to say what the scale of it is," he said, seeking to
bury media reports that saw a link to Iran.

Wandering Mind

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