Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Libya: Gaddafi regime could unleash chemical weapons stockpile

Desperate members of the collapsing Gaddafi regime could try to unleash Libya’s stocks of chemical weapons, William Hague has warned.

The Foreign Secretary said he could not rule out final desperate acts from a regime in its “death throes”.

The Pentagon also said that US armed forces are monitoring Col Muammar Gaddafi’s chemical weapons sites.

“You can’t anticipate everything the Gaddafi regime will do. They are a vicious regime,” Mr Hague told the BBC.

“They are in their death throes. There are people still out there. That’s why we can’t rule out any of those things.”

He added: “These are still difficult and dangerous times in Libya. There are many weapons out there.” more