China offered weapons to Ghadafi’s crumbling regime

CHINA offered to sell at least $200 million worth of arms to Moamar Ghadafi’s regime in its final weeks, in violation of UN sanctions, documents showed.

State arms companies offered a stockpile of weapons including rocket launchers, anti-tank missiles and portable surface-to-air missiles, according to the documents, which were first published Sunday by Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.

Representatives of Ghadafi’s regime visited China on July 16 and visited three state-owned weapons manufacturers. The Chinese firms suggested the arms could be delivered via third countries such as South Africa or Algeria.

Omar Hariri, head of the Transitional National Council’s military committee, told the Canadian newspaper that the documents explained the presence of brand-new weapons his men had encountered on the battlefield.

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