Libya may be first Arab state with nukes, Sharon warns
JERUSALEM ‚ÄĒ Israel has warned the Libya could become the first Arab nation with nuclear weapons.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Libya is working with such countries as Iraq, North Korea and Saudi Arabia to develop missiles and weapons of mass destruction. Sharon indicated that Libya has obtained expertise to launch a project to develop nuclear weapons.
"Libya is becoming perhaps a more dangerous country than we thought," Sharon said on national television on late Wednesday. "Libya may be the first [Arab] country to have the worst kind of weapons of mass destruction."
Sharon did not specify which type of weapons Libya would obtain. But he indicated that he meant nuclear weapons. Libya already has chemical weapons. "Probably the worst kind," Sharon said.