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The Iraq Inquiry, also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is a British public inquiry into the nation’s role in the Iraq War and has been published today seven years (7) after it was commissioned. Relatives of the dead British soldiers, civil society organisations in the UK and overseas, and parliamentarians who voted against the war such as UK Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn have been highly critical of Tony Blair, the UK prime minister at the time. Many are calling for legal measures to be taken. Here we publish the statement by the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
CND, Stop the War and many others are gathered in Westminster listening to the revelations of the Chilcot report.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:
“The report shows that Tony Blair had no respect for cabinet procedure, no respect for Parliament, and no respect for international law.
“A country was destroyed, millions of innocent Iraqis were killed, British soldiers were killed, and terrorism has spread across the Middle East.
“Chilcot reveals the evidence that must now be used to bring Tony Blair to justice. This is our demand.
“Only when justice is served can we prevent disasters like the Iraq war ever happening again.”