Chemical stockpile intact in Libya
Libya's stockpiles of sulfur mustard agent and chemicals used to make weapons are intact and were not stolen during the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, weapons inspectors said yesterday.
They said destruction of the materials would resume as soon as possible.
However, The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said the Libyan authorities had advised it on November 1 that further stocks of what are believed to be chemical weapons had been found.
After Libya joined the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2004, it had to declare all of its chemical warfare materials and agree to destroy them.