US welcomes Libya’s destruction of chemical weapons stockpile


The White House congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile and called on Syria to eliminate its chemical weapons programme.

“The United States congratulates Libya for destroying the last remnants of its Qadhafi-era chemical weapons stockpile,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement, referring to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who was overthrown and killed in 2011.
“The United States calls on Syria to eliminate all chemical weapons, to fully dismantle its chemical weapons programme and to ensure these weapons can no longer be used against the Syrian people,” she added.