Tony Blair won’t be investigated in Iraq War inquiry

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking laws in the upcoming Iraq War inquiry report, in spite of assertions that the military intervention was illegal.

The report to be published on July 6 is not set up to take a view on whether the acts of individuals or events were legal.

The Chilcot Report would “not seek to determine the guilt of innocence of anybody on trial,” sources close to the inquiry said, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

The report will not make “any judgments on the legality or anything like that” either, the sources added.

The report, however, includes the question of whether the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was legal and whether any lessons can be learned, the sources noted.

The US with strong UK backing invaded Iraq in March 2003 under the pretext that the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons, however, were ever found in Iraq.


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