• John Chilcot, the Chairman of the Iraq Inquiry, outlines the terms of reference for the inquiry and explains the panel's approach to its work during a news conference in London, on July 30, 2009
    Last update: 04:07 07.07.2016
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    Former Australian Defense Head Calls for Chilcot-Style Inquiry Following UK

    A former Secretary of Australia’s defense department Paul Barrat said that the country need its own Chilcot inquiry, local media reported Thursday.

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  • British military advisers instruct Kurdish Peshmerga fighters during a training session at a shooting range on the outskirts of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq
    Last update: 03:42 07.07.2016
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    UK Can Abandon US Neoconservative Crusades After Chilcot Report - Leading US Tactician

    The Chilcot report on United Kingdom’s role in the 2003 Iraq war, which comes on the heels of the country’s decision to exit the European Union, or Brexit, made it unlikely that London would follow the United States into new wars, historian and a leading US military tactician Col. Douglas Macgregor told Sputnik.

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  • Stuff Happens play: Alex Jennings as President George W Bush.
    Last update: 03:40 07.07.2016
    03:40 07.07.2016

    Chicot Report: 'Stuff Happened,' In Iraq and On Stage

    The Chilcot report on UK's role in the Iraq war has confirmed what a play "Stuff Happens" by Sir David Hare claimed back in 2004. It returned to the National Theatre for one day to mark the publication of the report.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • A demonstrator wearing a mask to impersonate Tony Blair protests before the release of the John Chilcot report into the Iraq war, at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 6, 2016.
    Last update: 03:05 07.07.2016
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    Chilcot Report Deals Blow to Blair, Limits Future UK Premiers’ War Powers - Ex-Diplomat

    The Chilcot report is a blow to the political influence of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and makes it less likely that his successors will follow the United States into wars, retired UK Foreign Office diplomat Jonathan Clarke told Sputnik.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • British soldiers with the 1st Armoured Division stops and search Iraqis Monday March 24, 2003, at a checkpoint on the road to Basra. Security around military convoys and encampments has been stepped up after British Army officers warned that their soldiers had come under attack from guerrilla-style paramilitary shootings in southern Iraq
    Last update: 21:58 06.07.2016
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    US State Dept. Not to Examine UK Report on 2003 Iraq Invasion

    The US State Department will not study the report on the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War released earlier in the day, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday.

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  • Tony Blair ripped poster
    Last update: 20:28 06.07.2016
    20:28 06.07.2016

    'Int'l Law Not at a Point Where Leaders Can Be Effectively Punished for Acts of Aggression'

    Commenting on the implications of the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Dr. Mark Ellis, the director of the London-based International Bar Association, suggested that unfortunately, while there are lessons to be learned, it will not be through the prosecution of the war's perpetrators' in an international tribunal.

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  • Detail of a declassified handwritten letter sent by the then British PM Tony Blair, to George Bush, is seen as part of the Iraq Inquiry Report, in London.
    Last update: 17:03 06.07.2016
    17:03 06.07.2016

    Advisors Should Have Challenged Blair Over Iraq Invasion - Peace Expert

    A leading academic on peace studies has told Sputnik that cabinet members and senior officials should have stood up to Tony Blair in the run-up to the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, which many thought was an illegal war that has devastated the country.

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  • British opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015.
    Last update: 16:45 06.07.2016
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    Corbyn: UK Needs Review of US Ties After 'Illegal' Iraq Invasion

    The UK must pursue a "more open and more independent relationship" with the US in order to avoid repeating the errors of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • Former Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks during a news conference in London on July 6, 2016, following the outcome of the Iraq Inquiry report
    Last update: 16:30 06.07.2016
    16:30 06.07.2016

    Former PM Blair Accepts 'Full Responsibility for Iraq War' Following Chilcot Report

    Ex-British PM Tony Blair is giving a press conference in London following the publication of Chilcot report on the UK role in 2003 Iraq invasion.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • UK PM David Cameron
    Last update: 16:20 06.07.2016
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    Mistakes in Planning Iraq Campaign Not Seen in Afghan Mission - Cameron

    David Cameron rejected the idea the all the failures in planning the military operation in Iraq in 2003 were also apparent in the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • Iraq Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot speaks as he comments on the findings of his report, inside the QEII Centre in London on July 6, 2016
    Last update: 16:14 06.07.2016
    16:14 06.07.2016

    Chilcot Report Proves Rights Abuse Predictable Aftermath of 2003 Iraq War

    Concerns about the harmful impact of an Iraq invasion on human rights have been proven right by the long-awaited Chilcot report, a prominent rights watchdog said Wednesday.

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  • Iraq Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot speaks as he comments on the findings of his report, inside the QEII Centre in London on July 6, 2016
    Last update: 15:21 06.07.2016
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    Chilcot Inquiry: All You Need to Know

    After seven years, the so-called Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq has finally concluded. Here's all you need to know.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • A demonstrator wearing a mask to impersonate Tony Blair holds bundles of fake money during a protest before the release of the John Chilcot report into the Iraq war, at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 6, 2016
    Last update: 14:54 06.07.2016
    14:54 06.07.2016

    Blair 'Lied' to Public About Reasons for Invading Iraq - UK Lawmaker

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair "lied" to the UK public and parliament about the reasons over participation in a US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003, UK lawmaker Caroline Lucas said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses a speech on Scotland's commitment to Europe at an European Policy Centre (EPC) event in Brussels, on June 2, 2015
    Last update: 14:49 06.07.2016
    14:49 06.07.2016

    ‘Damning’ Chilcot Report to Raise Questions About Blair’s Decision-Making

    Scottish First Minster Nicola Sturgeon warned Wednesday that the "damning" report into decision-making and planning prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion in which the United Kingdom took part would bring about more accusations against then Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016
    Last update: 14:32 06.07.2016
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    Cameron Says Most Important to Learn Lessons From Chilcot Report

    Earlier in the day, the UK government released an report by Sir John Chilcot devoted to the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves his home in London on July 6, 2016
    Last update: 14:21 06.07.2016
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    Blair Ready to Bear Blame for Any Mistakes Made During UK Invasion of Iraq

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that he would take full responsibility for any mistakes made during UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, after the long-awaited Chilcot Report on the country's military campaign was released.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • A protester wearing a former British Prime Minister Tony Blair mask, right, and another dressed as a judge pose for the media on a stage outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, shortly before the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
    Last update: 14:16 06.07.2016
    14:16 06.07.2016

    Tony Blair's 'History Will Be My Judge' Rebounds as Iraq Report Published

    Former UK Prime Minister is now "toxic" after he declared history would judge whether his decision to join George W Bush in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was right, against massive public opposition and fierce criticism of the aftermath which has left the Middle East country torn apart and part-occupied by Daesh, also known as ISIL.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • US President George W. Bush (R) and Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair pose for photographers prior a bilateral meeting 07 June 2007 on the sidelines of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, northeastern Germany.
    Last update: 13:55 06.07.2016
    13:55 06.07.2016

    Blair, Iraq and Chilcot: How Dodgy Dossiers Precipitated War

    The report into Britain's decision to go to war with the US against Saddam Hussein in 2003 has finally been published, but not after lengthy delays and controversy. Sputnik looks back at the history of the inquiry.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • A demonstrator wearing a mask to impersonate Tony Blair protests before the release of the John Chilcot report into the Iraq war, at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 6, 2016.
    Last update: 13:45 06.07.2016
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    Iraq Inquiry Points Finger at Blair and Intel Manipulation

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been heavily criticized in the Chilcot report into Britain's part in the invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, which followed mass protests against the war, which has left Iraq destabilized ever since.

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion
  • Michael Trench, one of the youngest British soldiers to die in Iraq in 2007
    Last update: 13:14 06.07.2016
    13:14 06.07.2016

    Mother of 18-Year-Old British Soldier Killed in Iraq: 'I Blame Blair for My Son's Death'

    On the day a report into the Iraq War chaired by Sir John Chilcot is published, the mother of an 18-year-old soldier, killed in Iraq in 2007, told Sputnik she expects "more lies."

    Chilcot Report on UK Role in 2003 Iraq Invasion