The United States announced its intention Monday to normalize relations with Libya for the first time in 25 years and remove it from the list of countries designated as sponsors of terrorism.
President Bush cleared the way for U.S. companies to do business with Libya by easing Reagan-era economic sanctions Friday after the North African nation gave up its weapons of mass destruction programs last year.
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Libya's nuclear program was in its earliest stages and was years away from creating a nuclear weapon.
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair unexpectedly announced that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had admitted seeking unconventional weapons, but would join international treaties on nuclear, biological and chemical arms.
By PBS NewsHour
Moammar Gadhafi's government was implicated in two airliner bombings in the late 1980s.
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