MOSCOW (Sputnik), Yulia Shamporova – The Chilcot Report, detailing Britain's role in the Iraq war, may hide uncomfortable facts, the chairman of the British Labour Party's Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) group, told Sputnik Tuesday.
"The fact that the Chilcot Report has not been published and no date has been set for it to be released, does raise the suspicion of the Report hiding some uncomfortable facts about the war in Iraq," Kamaljeet Jandu said.
The BAME chairman added that the war in Iraq resulted in the destruction of the country's civil society, playing an important role in the development of violent religious groups like Islamic State.
Earlier in 2015, inquiry chief Sir John Chilcot announced that the report would be delayed over the declassification of conversations between then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush.
The United Kingdom was part of the US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003 after accusing Iraq's then-leader Saddam Hussein of backing terrorism and possessing weapons of mass destruction. The claim has turned out to have been false, based on the inaccurate interpretation of fraudulent evidence. According to the UK Defense Ministry, 179 UK soldiers died in the Iraq war.
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