TITLE

Moussa Koussa

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Background Information Summaries;5/9/2011, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
On March 30, 2011, Libya's Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, long regarded as a close associate of Muammar Qaddafi, arrived in Britain in a chartered plane from Tunisia. He was one of the highest ranking members of the Libyan government to defect during an uprising challenging Qaddafi's rule. Koussa was a key player in the Libyan government for three decades. Before being named foreign minister in 2009, he served as chief of Libya's foreign intelligence agency, including the Al Mathaba Anti-Imperialism Center that provided aid to a variety of insurgencies. Koussa was variously blamed for organizing the bombing of Pan American Flight 103, in 1988, and for negotiating Libya's reintegration into the world economy after renouncing its program of weapons of mass destruction.
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60549892

 

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