Profile: Amr Moussa, Arab League secretary general

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Morland Sanders profiles Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League.

A key pillar in securing international legitimacy for the coalition mission in Libya was support from the League of Arab States. But after bombing runs began, Amr Moussa appeared to criticise the coalition strikes as beyond the scope of the United Nations mandate.

Does this apparent wavering suggest a lack of consensus within the Arab League? Could this limit its influence?

As Mr Moussa prepares to depart as head of the League and stand for president of Egypt, Radio 4 assesses his record as secretary general, and considers the personal challenges ahead.

This edition of BBC Radio 4's Profile was first broadcast on Saturday 26 March 2011. You can listen again via the BBC iPlayer or download the podcast.

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