Wednesday, July 6 2016 21:15 EEST
Tony Blair is ready to take responsibility for mistakes in Iraq
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed his readiness to take responsibility for the mistakes which had been made during the campaign in Iraq.

'I'll take full responsibility for all the mistakes, without exception or bringing good reason," Blair said.

A report on the UK involvement in the NATO military campaign in Iraq is to be revealed in London today. It was prepared by an independent commission headed by former permanent Deputy Interior Minister John Chilcot.

The war in Iraq started on March 20, 2003. Blair had agreed to support the US military operation the year before, during the meeting with the US President George W. Bush on his rancho in Texas. This was proved with the recently declassified memorandum of Colin Powell who had been the secretary of state at that time.

As a result of the British involvement, more than 100 soldiers were killed during the operations in Iraq.

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