Libya Seeking More French Arms

The Libyan Government is seeking to purchase more weapons in France which has already sold that country 120 Mirage jets. Diplomatic sources here said that it had given its “basic” approval to the new Libyan request. According to the sources, AMX-30 tanks, radar installations and other electronic equipment are on the “shopping list” of visiting Libyan Vice-President Maj. Abdel Salam Jaloud. Jaloud met with Defense Minister Michel Debre following an hour-long meeting yesterday with President Georges Pompidou. Libyan circles here have described the Tripoli regime as being strongly anti-Communist as well as anti-imperialist and, as such, can depend only on France as a potential supplier of arms.

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