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7/7/16

US Iraq War: Chilcot Report: U.S. 'Pushed Britain Into Iraq War,' Says Former Ambassador to U.N. - by Lucy Clarke-Billings

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight program Wednesday, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, U.K. ambassador to the U.N. in 2003, said it would have been “much safer” to give weapons inspectors in Iraq another six months to continue their work before intervening
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“I felt that at the time, the British felt it at the time, I think the prime minister felt it at the time, that the Americans pushed us into going into military action too early,” Sir Jeremy said.

“The Americans weren’t genuine about it—but the prime minister was genuine about it—because he thought there was a chance that Saddam could be made to back down before we had to use military force.

Read more: Chilcot Report: U.S. 'Pushed Britain Into Iraq War,' Says Former Ambassador to U.N.

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