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Internationalist approach to the removal of the weapons Gaddafi
Stockpiles ofweaponsin Libyahad been looted(Reuters- Archive)
Diplomats at theUnited Nationssaid yesterday thatthe Security Councilmaymake a decisiontoday onthe project, which calls forthe transitional authoritiesin Libyato take actionto get rid ofthe hugestockpiles ofweaponscollected by thelateLibyanColonelMuammarGaddafi.
AndRussia submitteda draft resolution urgingthe new Libyanauthoritiesto take "all necessary stepsto preventthe spread ofall weapons andrelated materialsof all kinds."
TheCouncil considered thedraft resolutionon Thursdaycalling forTripoli toprotect themissilesland-airCarried on the shoulderand ammunitionand allkinds of weapons.
Warning The draft resolutionalso warnsthat themissilesland-atmosphere"could supportterrorist activities,including the activities ofal Qaedain the Islamic Maghreb."
According tothe draft resolutionshould beon Tripolito cooperate closelywith theOrganization for the Prohibitionof Chemical Weapons, "in order to destroytheir stockpiles ofchemical weapons."
The President ofthe United Nations Missionto LibyaIanMartinwarnedthe Security Councillast Wednesdayof thelooting ofthe huge stockpilesof rocketsduring the conflictthat took placebetween the rebelsand the forces ofGaddafi.
He added that the air strikes launched by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) destroyed thousands of rockets, but many of them looted, along with some ammunition and mines. He pointed out that the Qaddafi regime's largest collection of well known stocks of missiles, pointing out that there is a need for international organizations immediately searched hundreds of sites suspected weapons caches. Martin said before the Security Council in New York that "large quantities of stocks of ammunition and unexploded ordinance after the Sirte and Bani Walid need immediate attention." He also pointed out that it was storing weapons in hospitals, schools and residential neighborhoods in the capital, Tripoli, after being carried by Qaddafi's troops there to avoid NATO air raids. The commander of the joint air operations Marshal British Suart Bish on Thursday that his country is determined to prevent the missing weapons from stockpiles Muammar Gaddafi from falling into the wrong hands. He pointed out that the United Kingdom stands together with experts from the United States and the Interim Authority in Libya in the search for missiles and other weapons left behind by the Qadhafi regime. The UK government said earlier this week that a team of British experts to help deal with the issue of surface - atmosphere and small arms that have disappeared from stockpiles of weapons. It is believed that Libya had owned about 20 thousand of these missiles in its arsenal before the revolution, which began in March / March. There are strong fears that thousands of them became lost, and can end up in the hands of "terrorists." Source: Agencies