United NationsAbout 2.5 tonnes of natural uranium went missing from a site in Libya, the nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi told member states that inspectors found 10 drums of uranium concentrate “not stored at a location in Libya as previously announced”.
The IAEA released a statement saying that they would take further action to determine “the transfer of this nuclear material and its current location”, adding that the loss of knowledge of the current location of the nuclear material would lead to radiological risks and threats to nuclear safety. There can be issues. “Complex Logistics”.
Libya abandoned a nuclear weapons program in 2003 under former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi has been in a political crisis since his fall in 2011, with political control split between two camps since 2014 and the last major conflict ending in 2020.
The legitimacy of Libya’s interim government, which came to power in early 2021 through a UN-backed peace plan, has not yet come to an end in elections due in December of that year.
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