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Russia Delivers Low-Enriched Uranium To Libya

(RFE/RL) 23 December 2005 -- Russia has delivered low-enriched uranium fuel to Libya in exchange for weapons-grade nuclear fuel that was removed from the country in 2004 under a U.S.-financed program.

Russia's Atomic Energy Agency said in an Internet statement today the shipment of 14 kilograms went to the Tajura research center outside Tripoli. The Tajura facility includes a 10-megawatt reactor built in 1980 with equipment from the Soviet Union.

Libya, after negotiations with the United States and Britain, acknowledged having a nuclear weapons program in December 2003 and pledged to scrap it.


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