Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 72

Kazakhstan’s AtomicEnergy Agency on August 10 dismissed the previous day’s LibyanJANA story of a planned Libyan purchase of enriched uranium fromKazakhstan. Agency head Ergali Bayadilov told Reuters in Almatythat Kazakhstan has not been approached by Libya and would notbe prepared to sell nuclear fuel to that country. Kazakhstan claimsto possess one quarter of the world’s uranium reserves and toproduce 80 percent of the nuclear fuel used in nuclear reactorsin the countries of the former USSR. The country is a signatoryof the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, which it joined as a non-nuclearweapons state after the ex-Soviet SS-18 strategic missiles basedin Kazakhstan were shipped to Russia. Kazakhstan has also closeddown the ex-USSR’s nuclear test range at Semipalatinsk.

Tajik Regime Creates Political Front Organization.