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Tony Blair arrives for grilling on Iraq war

Tony Blair arrives for grilling on Iraq war

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived at the Iraq Inquiry as he prepares to defend his decision to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The former leader arrived before 8 a.m., some two hours early, at the conference center where the inquiry is based. He avoided any protesters, entering the building through a cordoned-off rear entrance.
Blair is expected to be questioned about charges that he and his inner circle were so determined to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein that they exaggerated intelligence reports about Iraqi weapons systems and pressured an initially skeptical attorney general to declare that an invasion was consistent with international law.


Updated : 2021-03-01 11:31 GMT+08:00