Libya

  • 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 ▸

  • Libya, PLO Both Have Venezuelan Contacts, ADL Publication Reports

    The Venezuelan intelligence service has found evidence of Libyan involvement with Bandera Roja, a terrorist movement in that country. At the same time, the Venezuelan government has had contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization, according to Latin American Report, published by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Bandera Roja has been in contact with Libyan… More ▸

  • Ajcommittee Offers to Help Libyan Jews Seeking Compensation

    The American Jewish Committee has announced that it has offered to serve as a center for the processing of claims by Libyan Jews whose property was seized by governmental decree or destroyed by Libyan mobs during and following the Arab-Israeli war of June 1967. More ▸