Libya Provides List of Chemical Weapons Stockpiles

Libyan officials handed over an initial summary of the country's chemicals weapons stockpiles and programs to a team of international inspectors Thursday, the world's chemical weapons watchdog said.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (search) gave no details on what Libya reported in a round of initial meetings Thursday, the day Libya (search) officially joined the treaty banning the weapons.

After months of secret talks with the United States and Britain, Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi (search) announced in December his country would give up its weapons of mass destruction programs, including chemical weapons.

The OPCW oversees the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits the production, storage and use of chemical weapons.