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  • West German Firm Admits Role in Helping Build Libyan Plant

    Juergen Hippenstiel-Imhausen, head of a chemical factory in southern Germany that bears his name, has admitted after weeks of denials that his firm did in fact help Libya build a chemical plant suspected of manufacturing poison gas. Imhausen Chemie, a company based in the town of Lahr, is under investigation by the government for possible… More ▸

  • Kohl Says He’ll Put an End to German Role in Libyan Plant

    Chancellor Helmut Kohl deplored the role played by West German companies in building a chemical weapons factory in Libya and promised Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres that he would put an end to it. Peres, who is also finance minister, is on a four-day official visit to Bonn. He was received by Kohl in the… More ▸

  • Second Belgian Shipping Executive Arrested over Chemicals to Libya

    A second shipping executive was arrested Monday on charges of falsifying documents to conceal the delivery of construction materials and chemical products to Libya. The government, meanwhile, announced restrictions on the export of chemicals to several countries. The countries were not named, but Libya presumably is on the list. The authorities acted after Bonn admitted… More ▸

  • Belgian Charged with Shipping Chemicals for Libyan Plant

    A Belgian shipping executive faces charges of falsifying documents to conceal the shipment of construction material and chemicals to Libya. Louis Gedopt, 44, director general of the Antwerp-based Cross Link Shipping Co., is suspected of having had contacts with West German companies believed to be helping Libya build its Rabta plant, which the United Sates… More ▸

  • Germans to Investigate Firm’s Connections to Libyan Plant

    West Germany says it is investigating allegations that German firms helped Libya build a plant to manufacture chemical weapons. Chancellor Helmut Kohl said Monday that his government would discuss the matter in the coming days with a view toward preventing dangerous exports to areas of tension. But Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher declared that Bonn would… More ▸

  • Israelis Applaud U.S. Strike Against Two Libyan Jet Fighters

    Israeli leaders were quick to praise the U.S. Navy for shooting down two Libyan jet fighters off the Libyan coast Wednesday. The first reaction came from Vice Premier Shimon Peres, who is also finance minister and leader of the Labor Party. He said the Americans were obviously threatened by the Libyan planes. Avi Pazner, media… More ▸

  • U.S. Rebuffs Libyan Offer for Chemical Plant Inspection

    The United States on Friday rejected Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s offer to allow a one-time inspection of his chemical plant in the Libyan desert, which the United States claims is being used to make chemical weapons. Israel is concerned that Gadhafi might want to deploy chemical weapons against the Jewish state. State Department spokeswoman Phyllis… More ▸

  • Italy Will Ask Libya to Extradite Arab Terrorist Freed by Greece

    Italy is turning to Col. Moammar Gadhafi of Libya for the extradition of a Palestinian terrorist who flew there last week, after he was freed by Greece. The Italian authorities want to prosecute Abdel Osama al-Zomar, a member of the Abu Nidal terrorist gang who was “deported” by Greece Dec. 7 to a country of… More ▸

  • Rabin Blames Syria, Libya for Unrest in Territories

    Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin charged here Sunday that Syria and Libya are responsible for the recent wave of unrest in the administered territories and increased terrorist attacks on Israel. Their motive, he said, was to divert the attention of the Arab world away from the Iran-Iraq war and toward the Arab-Israeli conflict. Speaking at… More ▸

  • Israel Excluded from Conclave in Ottawa but Libya Has Been Invited

    Israel has been excluded from a “Capitals of the World” conference to be held in Ottawa next month at which terrorism against capital cities will be on the agenda. Libya was among the nations invited. A spokesman for Ottawa Mayor James Durrell who is organizing the conference said an invitation had been sent to Mayor… More ▸