Libya Commended For Decision To Abandon WMDs
UN Security Council Commends Libya For Decision To Abandon WMD Programmes
The United Nations Security Council today welcomed Libya's decision to cooperate with the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and abandon its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), along with the means to deliver them.
The Council noted that the IAEA Board of Governors "recognized the decision of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as a step towards the realization of the goal of an Africa and a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction and at peace."
It encouraged the North African country to make
sure that the ending of its weapons of mass destruction
programmes was verified.