Eastern Libyan military forces close to Marshal Khalifa Haftar have found uranium canisters that had disappeared from a facility in Libyaas the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) revealed on Wednesday.
The head of the press service of the An. LibyaGeneral Khaled al-Majoub, in a statement said that 10 barrels of uranium were found near the border with Chad, at a distance of “less than 5 km» from the place where they were kept. However, a video released separately by him shows workers measuring 18 barrels.
IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi reported on Wednesday that about 2.5 tonnes of natural uranium (yellow cake) that were in a warehouse in Libya and that his agency had launched investigations to ascertain the circumstances of the disappearance of this material.
Libya abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003 during the days of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Source: News Beast
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