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    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion (55)
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    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was more focused on getting attractive headlines in newspapers during his time in office rather than on his responsibilities as the prime minister, including what concerned the Iraq War, the UK Christian Peoples Alliance told Sputnik on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, a report into UK role in the 2003 Iraq War passed by Sir John Chilcot revealed that threat coming from the Iraqi regime had been exaggerated by Blair to drag the United Kingdom into the US-led war which had not been a last resort and ended far from success.

    "Rather than focusing on doing a good job as Prime Minister he was more focused on getting a good headline in the newspapers <…> Tony Blair's approach was ‘I want people to support me today. I don't care what they think in the future,'" Sidney Cordle, the party leader, said.

    He added that the Chilcot Inquiry had proved that Blair had misled the British parliament and the nation over the war in Iraq.

    The United Kingdom was part of a US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003 without a UN mandate after accusing then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction, which, however, were never found.

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