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Libyan general says uranium reported missing by UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has been recovered

 ABC News 16 Mar 2023

Several containers of natural uranium reported missing by the UN’s nuclear watchdog in war-torn Libya are found, according to a general with one of the country’s two rival governments.

Key points:

  • The IAEA reported the 10 drums of uranium ore concentrate missing in Libya on Wednesday
  • It says reaching the site — that is not under government control — required “complex logistics”
  • Estimates put Libyan stockpiles of yellowcake uranium at some 1,000 metric tonnes under the regime of the late dictator, Moamar Gaddafi

General Khaled al-Mahjoub — commander of eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar’s communications division — said on his Facebook page that the containers of uranium had been recovered “barely 5 kilometres” from where they had been stored at Sabha, some 660km south-east of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, in the country’s lawless southern reaches of the Sahara Desert…………………………………………………………… more


March 17, 2023 - Posted by | Libya, secrets,lies and civil liberties

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