The North African nation of Libya has reportedly offered Russia an alliance. This comes after Libya has recently been moving closer to the West. And Libya may be restarting its nuclear program:
On Nov. 1, Libya and Russia signed a nuclear cooperation accord that could pave the way for the construction of a reactor in the North African state. Officials said the cooperation would be limited to civilian nuclear programs.
In addition, Libya is planning to stockpile Russian weaponry:
The Russian sources said Libya was planning to purchase at least $2.5 billion worth of military platforms and weapons from Moscow. The sources said the platforms would include the S-300PMU2 air and missile defense system, the Su-30MKI fighter-jet, Type 20382 naval corvette and the Type 636 diesel-electric submarine.
This comes after Venezuela is also moving closer to the new Soviet Bloc. However, it remains to be seen if Libya will continue opening relations with the United States. The most important part of this relationship would be the flow of Libya’s oil.