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Iraqi defector admits lying about Iraq WMD to get rid of Saddam Hussein regime


February 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): An Iraqi defector whose claims that the Saddam Hussein regime possessed biological weapons of mass destruction had persuaded the US to invade the oil rich country in 2003, ... Read more...

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Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of 2003 invasion of Iraq: Straw


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): Former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of ... Read more...

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Tony Blair was offered final chance to avoid Iraq invasion, Chilcot inquiry told


January 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given a final chance to opt out of the Iraq invasion by his foreign secretary Jack Straw, according to documents ... Read more...

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‘Tony Blair misled Brit MPs over going ahead with Iraq invasion without UN backing’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament when he suggested in 2003 that Britain could legally attack Iraq without the backing of the United Nations.The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Expert finds Bush’s memoir faulty over ‘UN resolution’ explanation on Iraq war


December 28th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Former US President George W Bush's memoir "Decision Points" might have been straightforward, honest, and fair even while pointing out his own mistakes on big matters, but the ... Read more...

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Bush justifies Iraq invasion as removal of threat even though no WMD’s were found


November 13th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13(ANI): Former United States President George W. Bush has reiterated that he does not regret his decision of initiating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, also known as the Iraq War ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela was dismayed when “small man” Bush invaded Iraq


November 12th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Nelson Mandela had reportedly condemned former US President George W Bush as a "small man" who was seeking to dominate the world over his decision to invade Iraq, ... Read more...

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Ex-German chancellor says Bush ‘not telling truth’ about Iraq invasion in memoirs


November 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has accused former US president George W Bush of "not telling the truth" in his memoirs over claims that he broke his word over ... Read more...

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Keith Richards supported Tony Blair over Iraq invasion


November 5th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): While most of the world condemned Iraq attack, Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards was in favour, as he wrote a letter to then UK PM Tony Blair, backing ... Read more...

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MI6 boss red-faced over daughter’s Facebook pics


November 1st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 1 (ANI): Britain's Secret Intelligence Service chief John Sawers is facing public humiliation after his daughter posted a photo of herself posing with a gold Kalashnikov rifle on Facebook.Oxford ... Read more...

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Afghan withdrawal could risk nuclear-armed Pak falling under terrorist control: Howard


October 26th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the present scenario would risk nuclear-armed Pakistan falling under "greater terrorist influence or control", former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has warned.Howard, under ... Read more...

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UK held secret war talks with U.S. general 11 months before Iraq invasion


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): America's senior most general Tommy Franks flew into Britain for top secret talks on the invasion of Iraq 11 months before the attack on the Saddam Hussein's regime, ... Read more...

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British troops suspected of murdering Iraqis, escape trial


September 13th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) British defence officials have admitted that many soldiers are suspected of manslaughtering civilians in Iraq, but have not been put on trial, a media report said Monday. Despite military ... Read more...

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Iraq combat exit no reason for celebration: Obama


September 1st, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) The official end of the US combat role in Iraq is no reason for celebration, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. "There's still a lot of work that ... Read more...

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US was high on military before Iraq invasion: Hans Blix


July 28th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The US administration was "high on military" ahead of the Iraq war and the progress to it was "almost unstoppable" by early 2003, former head of UN weapons ... Read more...

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Nine Kuwaiti claimants get $590 mn over Iraq invasion


April 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 30 (IANS/AKI) The UN has paid $590 million to nine Kuwaiti claimants in connection with Iraq's 1990 invasion of their country. The latest payment brings the total amount of ... Read more...

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Iraq invasion was ‘right decision’: British PM


March 5th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Friday defended Britain's 2003 invasion of Iraq as the "right decision" but admitted the invading forces' failure to win peace more quickly. ... Read more...

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Iraq invasion would not have happened if Bush was not misled on WMD: Aide


March 5th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): Former President George W Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, has claimed that Bush would not have ordered the invasion of Iraq had he known that intelligence on ... Read more...

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International Criminal Court could soon try and punish those who wage illegal wars


January 31st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 31 (ANI): If a proposal by the International Criminal Court is passed, those involved in a "crime of aggression" or "illegal wars" would be tried and punished in the Hague. ... Read more...

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‘Defiant’ Blair insists Saddam Hussein posed WMD threat to world at Iraq war inquiry


January 30th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 30 (ANI): During his much awaited appearance at the Chilcott inquiry panel into the Iraq war, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted that he supported the Iraq invasion ... Read more...

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Blair was warned by 27 lawyers ‘Iraq invasion without UN backing was illegal’


January 27th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27(ANI): Senior British Government lawyers have revealed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned two months before the invasion of Iraq that it would be illegal to go ... Read more...

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Iraq invasion was ‘most difficult decision’, says Straw


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (DPA) Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw said Thursday that he could have stopped Britain joining the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and backing it had been the "most ... Read more...

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Ex-foreign secretary had warned Blair about Iraq invasion being dubious


January 17th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 17 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 3 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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Iraq invasion was right even if Saddam Hussein didn’t possess WMD: Blair


December 12th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 12 (ANI): Tony Blair has justified the 2002 Iraq invasion by saying that it would have been right to invade Iraq even if it was known that Saddam Hussein did ... Read more...

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UK, US talked of toppling Saddam in 2001


December 11th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.11 (ANI): Britain and the US were considering measures to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime in 2001, two years before the second Gulf War, the head of MI6 has ... Read more...

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Lessons learned in Iraq were not being applied in Afghanistan: Ex-British General


December 10th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10(ANI): A former senior British Army commander has said that lessons learned during the Iraq invasion were not being applied in Afghanistan and "amateurs" were being placed in important roles, ... Read more...

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Blair neglected intelligence report warning that Saddam didn’t have WMD


December 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 9 (ANI): Just days before the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair received two intelligence reports saying that Saddam Hussain did not possess working weapons of mass destruction, but the former British ... Read more...

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Senior Army officer urged Blair to delay war two days before Iraq invasion


December 8th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): Two days before the start of the Iraq war, a senior Army officer asked former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to delay the invasion as a "coherent post-war ... Read more...

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Blair asked defence chiefs to prepare war strategy a year before Iraq invasion


December 1st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 1 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair asked his defence chiefs to secretly chart out war strategy in June 2002 - nearly a year before the Iraq invasion, an ... Read more...

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Secret letter reveals Blair knew Iraq invasion was illegal


November 30th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 30 (ANI): A secret letter sent by former British Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, to Tony Blair could prove that the former prime minister lied about the Iraq War being legal. ... Read more...

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Brit, US officials were looking for “smoking gun” to justify Iraq invasion


November 27th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.27 (ANI): British and American officials were desperately looking for a "smoking gun" that would justify their imminent invasion of Iraq, an official inquiry has heard.Sky News quoted Sir Christopher Meyer, ... Read more...

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Britain initially distanced itself from ‘unlawful’ Iraq invasion


November 25th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London 25 (ANI): Britain was aware of the Bush administration's intentions of toppling Saddam Hussein years before the invasion, but it distanced itself from the prospect, knowing it would be unlawful, an ... Read more...

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Tony Blair’s wife says Iraq war decision was 51-49


October 11th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 11 (ANI): A day after former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was told that he is a 'war criminal' by the father of a killed British military personnel, his ... Read more...

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Congress joins hands with Bush hater


March 26th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Congress was put in a piquant position Thursday when it announced that it would get support of the Ittihad-e-Millat Council president - the same person who ... Read more...

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