Saddam Hussein

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Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell and Jack Straw were main protagonists in war decision

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he takes full responsibility for the failings made in the Iraq War. However, in a lengthy press confere(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday he had ‘more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know or can believe’ in relation to the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war. Photograph: Getty

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he takes full responsibility for the failings made in the Iraq War. In a lengthy press conference on We(...)

Steve Aiken, now an Ulster Unionist MLA for South Antrim, was a commander in the British Royal Navy and was involved in the planning for the invasion of Iraq. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two Northern Ireland politicians who served at senior level in the Iraq war have spoken of their continuing profound feelings of dismay that Britain b(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair leaves his office in central London on July 5th, 2016. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas.AFP/Getty Images

Sir John Chilcot has delivered a devastating critique of Tony Blair’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, with his long-awaited report concluding t(...)

Saddam Hussein and Tony Blair: By the time Blair visited George W Bush at his estate in Crawford, Texas, in April 2002, British thinking about Iraq had hardened. Intelligence chiefs told Blair that Saddam could not be removed without an invasion but that Iraq must disarm or be disarmed.

The language of Sir John Chilcot’s report is cool and restrained but its import is devastatingly clear, for Tony Blair, his cabinet colleagues and Bri(...)

Protesters outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, where the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War is taking place.  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Strange to recall now, given the disaster that eventually engulfed him, but it was always said of Tony Blair that he was a lucky politician. Lucky in (...)

File photo of Sir John Chilcot launching the inquiry. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire
Chilcot inquiry timeline
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  • July 6, 2016, 09:34

Sir John Chilcot will publish the Iraq inquiry’s report on July 6th, 2016. Here are the key events leading up to its publication: June 15th, 2009(...)

File photo dated 19/11/03 of former British prime minister Tony Blair (right) alongside former US President George Bush. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

An official inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq War will finally deliver its findings onWednesday, seven years after it was set up, with attentio(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Donald Trump has again praised former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists “so good”. The Republican presiden(...)

Iraqis at the site of a suicide-bombing attack in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad over the weekend has reached 250, Iraq’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The attack, clai(...)

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