posted on Apr, 12 2003 @ 09:29 PM
The report, released on Friday, says the suspension of UN sanctions in 1999 allowed Libya to expand its efforts to obtain ballistic missile-related
equipment, materials, technology and expertise from foreign sources. "Outside assistance ó particularly from Serbian, Indian, Iranian, North Korean
and Chinese entities ó has remained critical to its ballistic missile development programme.
Libya's capability is improving and with continued foreign assistance it will probably achieve a medium range ballistic missile capability ó a
long-desired goal ó or extended scud capability. On other weapons-related developments in Libya, the CIA said it continued to develop its nuclear
infrastructure. Tripoli and Moscow continued talks on cooperation at the Tajura Nuclear Research Centre and a potential power reactor deal.
On chemical and biological weapons, Tripoli still appeared to be working towards an offensive chemical warfare capability and eventual indigenous
production, the CIA said. Evidence suggested that Libya also is seeking to acquire the capability to develop and produce BW (biological warfare)
agents, it said.