Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Arab League 'united' over Libya action

The head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, has said he respects a United Nations resolution authorising attacks on Libyan air defences, after earlier comments suggested there was waning support from his organisation for the American-led action.

On Sunday, Mr Moussa said that Arabs did not want military strikes by Western powers that hit civilians, when the League called for a no-fly zone over Libya.

But the following day, he reiterated concerns about the safety of civilians and dismissed suggestions of disunity.

  • 21 Mar 2011