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    The inquiry into UK participation in the Iraq war shows that the people involved in the UK military campaign were acting with good intentions but on the basis of flawed processes, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the 2.6-million-word report on the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War was released, seven years after it was announced.

    The long-awaited inquiry by Sir John Chilcot concluded that the United Kingdom under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair made a decision to invade Iraq before all peaceful options had been exhausted, whereas the entire policy on Iraq was based on flawed intelligence and assessments.

    “For me, the process by which we became involved in the Iraq conflict, Sir John [Chilcot] does not see duplicity or mendacity. He sees people acting in good faith but on the basis of flawed processes,” Hammond said.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion (55)


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