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British PM under fire for Iraq war defence

Last Updated: Saturday, March 06, 2010, 15:40

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown came under fire on Saturday for the way he defended his role in the 2003 Iraq invasion, with some commentators saying he had slipped off the hook.

Blair`s testimony comes too late, say Iraqis

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 11:13

Many Iraqis were unaware on Friday that Tony Blair was facing a public grilling in London, and those who had heard of the Chilcot inquiry thought it came too late to benefit their war-wracked country.

Defiant Blair defends decisions over Iraq war

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 23:57

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.

Brown to appear before Britain`s Iraq inquiry

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 11:18

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is due to give evidence to an inquiry into the Iraq war, prior to the general election in a few months` time, according to media reports.

Iraq inquiry: Minister says Britain wanted diplomatic solution

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 21:14

The first ex-cabinet minister to give proof to the Iraq war inquiry insisted that Britain had always wanted a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

Ex-UN weapons inspector condemns Blair, Bush on Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 12:29

George W Bush and Tony Blair`s conviction that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was a threat blinded them to the lack of evidence justifying a war to depose him, an ex-UN weapons inspector said on Saturday.

Saddam, al Qaeda weren`t natural allies: British officials

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 10:42

Iran and Libya, not Saddam Hussein`s Iraqi regime, were Britain`s main security concerns before the invasion of Iraq, Foreign Office officials testified on Wednesday at an inquiry probing Britain`s role in the war.