Libya leads Arab race for nuclear bomb - Sharon
By Ross Dunn, Herald Correspondent in Jerusalem
September 6 2002
Libya will become the first Arab country to develop weapons of mass destruction, Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has claimed.
He said he believes that, with Iraqi help, Libya is developing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles that pose a threat to Israel.
"Iraqi experts are running the show in Libya," he said on Israeli television. "There might be Saudi money involved and there is definitely an involvement of North Korea."
He amplified his remarks in other interviews.
"Libya is working hard on developing an atom bomb and is apparently the Arab country furthest along in this," Mr Sharon told the Hebrew daily newspaper Ma'ariv.
"For a long time we suspected they were working on this, but a few months ago, we were given final confirmation of this. They are progressing all the time."
Is it time to bomb the tents and camels in Libya again?