April 12, 1996 |
The Clinton administration stepped up its threat against a suspected Libyan chemical weapons plant Thursday, publishing an artist's rendition of the underground facility and asserting that America has the high-tech weapons needed to destroy it. At a Pentagon briefing, Defense Secretary William J.
February 28, 1996 |
For the second time in less than a decade, Germans are digesting the disagreeable news that their country's private sector has helped further Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi's dreams of developing a chemical weapons program. In the wake of CIA Director John M. Deutch's testimony to a Senate panel last week that Libya is again building a poison gas factory, German authorities have revealed that they are holding a Stuttgart businessman in connection with the project.
November 20, 1993 |
In an unusual twist to the long dispute between America and Libya over Tripoli's alleged production of chemical weapons, the government here is bracing for the possible return of thousands of Thai workers sent home by an embittered Col. Moammar Kadafi. Thailand has an estimated 25,000 workers in the North African nation, doing everything from working on oil platforms to building roads and buildings.
February 18, 1993 |
U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that Libya is building an underground chemical weapons plant that will be able to produce and store poison gas, it was reported today. The New York Times, quoting intelligence officials, said the plant is disguised as part of a water project. The underground plant is in a hillside near Tarhunah, about 40 miles southeast of Tripoli, officials told the newspaper.
January 22, 1992 |
The Security Council unanimously called on Libya on Tuesday to cooperate with investigations and to surrender for trial two suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people. The council also demanded that Libya produce evidence in connection with the bombing of a French airliner.
October 10, 1991 |
In a case that damaged the global image of German business and deeply embarrassed the government, a regional court sentenced three chemical-company executives to jail terms Wednesday for their roles in illegally exporting to Libya components of a factory capable of producing poison gas.