Iraq crisis not result of 2003 Iraq invasion: Blair

The 2003 Iraq invasion is not to blame for the violent insurgency now gripping the country, former British prime minister Tony Blair said, according to media reports.

Iraq`s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries

The capture of Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit by al Qaeda-influenced jihadis has not only redrawn the map of a country corroded by sectarian hatred.

Invading Iraq was not a wise decision, believes Obama

Obama had opposed the Iraq war and ran for presidency on a promise to end it. The last batch American troops left Iraq in 2011.

Kuwait’s envoy to US during Iraq invasion dies

Former US president George HW Bush called Sheik Saud Al Nasser Al Sabah a trusted partner during the US-led war in 1991.

Mandela `was furious with Blair over Iraq invasion`

Nelson Mandela got so
furious at Britain joining the 2003 invasion of Iraq that he
made a blistering phone call to then Welsh Secretary Peter
Hain, a new book has revealed.

No link between Iraq and 9/11: Ex-M15 spy chief

Brit and US intelligence had no evidence of a link between Iraq invasion and the 9/11 attacks.

`CIA planned to depict Saddam gay before Iraq war`

The CIA devised a campaign to discredit Saddam Hussein, by depicting him as gay, during the planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a media report said.

Nine Kuwaiti claimants get $590 mn over Iraq invasion

The UN has paid USD 590 million to nine Kuwaiti claimants in connection with Iraq`s 1990 invasion of their country.

‘UK sketched plan to oust Saddam in June 2001’

British government officials drafted the "contract with the Iraqi people" to foster an internal coup against Saddam Hussein two years before the invasion of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

Defiant Blair defends decisions over Iraq war

Former British prime minister Tony Blair defended the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq on Friday, saying the September 11 attacks on the United States meant Saddam Hussein had to be disarmed or removed.

Blair was aware of Islamist threat from Iraq war: Ex-official

Former British prime minister Tony Blair knew that invading Iraq in 2003 could increase the threat from Islamic extremism but pressed ahead nonetheless, a former top civil servant said on Wednesday.

‘Blair was warned about Iraq invasion’

Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw had written a “secret and personal” letter to then Prime Minister Tony Blair warning that the case of military action in Iraq was of dubious legality.

Dutch PM accepts some of Iraq report criticism

The Dutch government accepted with hindsight that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 required a more adequate legal mandate, the Prime Minister wrote in a letter to Parliament on Wednesday.

‘Anti-war’ Prince Charles campaigned to stop Iraq invasion

Prince Charles was dead against former British prime minister Tony Blair’s decision to take the country to war in Iraq, and he broke all the unwritten rules of monarchy to influence senior politicians to stop the war.

Iraq invasion partly based on gossip overheard by driver: MP

False info supplied by an Iraqi taxi driver that Saddam could fire chemical weapons within 45 min may have led to invasion of the Gulf country in 2003.