Chemical weapons stockpile found in Tripoli

Mahmoud Jibril, the head of the executive committee of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council, reported on Sunday that chemical weapons were spotted in Tripoli.

The chemical weapons cache, found by the NTC last week in Tripoli, is believed to be part of fallen leader Muammar Qaddafi's stockpile, Jibril announced at a press conference, Xinhua reports.

Jibril did not provide further details for the chemical weapons' location or the amount of chemical weapons discovered.

"The military will be authorized to release a report on Nov. 3," Jibril said, before adding that an international investigation team had also arrived in Tripoli.

The U.N. Security Council has recently taken into consideration a draft resolution calling on Libya's transitional government to take steps to eliminate former leader Muammar Qaddafi's large weapons stockpiles.

Russia submitted a draft urging the new Libyan authorities to take "all necessary steps to prevent the proliferation of all arms and related materiel of all types," reports.

The proposed draft calls for Tripoli to take custody of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, ammunition and all types of weapons. Tripoli should also work closely with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "with the aim of destroying their stockpiles of chemical weapons and their precursors," according to the draft.