Nuclear watchdog chief in Libya seeking ''new clues'' on ''WMD program''
The top UN nuclear inspector took his search for the key players in the atomic "black market" to Libya on Monday, where he is seeking to determine who supplied Gadhafi's government with technology to develop "weapons of mass destruction".
Mohamed ElBaradei began a two-day visit officially focused on monitoring the progress of dismantling Libya's illicit nuclear program - a process that started in December when Gadhafi's government agreed to scrap its weapons effort.
"He's going to take stock of what's happening and review the next steps," said Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for the UN International Atomic Energy Agency.
However, diplomats said ElBaradei would also be looking for "new clues" about the clandestine nuclear network that for decades provided technology and equipment to Libya, North Korea and Iran.
There was no official IAEA comment, but Fleming said information provided by Libya was crucial to identifying the network, its key players and their roles in getting equipment and expertise to nations willing to pay for the means to acquire nuclear weapons. (Albawaba.com)
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