Blair says he acted in UK's 'best interests' in Iraq war

2016-07-06 15:32
Protesters wearing masks of ex- British PM Tony Blair and former US president President George W Bush in London before the publication of the Chilcot report. (Matt Dunham, AP)

Protesters wearing masks of ex- British PM Tony Blair and former US president President George W Bush in London before the publication of the Chilcot report. (Matt Dunham, AP)

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London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair insisted on Wednesday he had acted in Britain's "best interests" after the Chilcot inquiry delivered a damning verdict into his handling of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

"The report should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or deceit," he said in a statement issued by his office.

"Whether people agree or disagree with my decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein, I took it in good faith and in what I believed to be the best interests of the country."

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