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Gaddafi regime produced chemical weapons, David Cameron confirms

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/11/2011

Thomas Harding

David Cameron said British chemical warfare specialists would join an international team to dispose of the weapons.

In the last few days we have learnt that the new Libyan authorities have found chemical weapons that were kept hidden from the world, he said during a speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet in London.

It is understood that the weapons were developed without the knowledge of inspectors who were in Libya before the international military intervention in March. The news gave greater weight to the decision to intervene in Libya, which declared an end to its weapons of mass destruction programme after the Americans invaded Iraq in 2003.

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"Gaddafi regime produced chemical weapons, David Cameron confirms", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 22/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gaddafi-regime-produced-chemical-weapons-david-cameron-confirms