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Iraq inquiry: secret documents showing Tony Blair’s frustration published

Publié par carmion le 07/01/2010

Rosa Prince

"On one note, written six weeks before the March 2003 invasion, the then-prime minister scrawled I just do not understand this alongside a warning from Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, that military force would be illegal without a fresh United Nations resolution.

"In separate handwriting at the top of the note, a No 10 aide wrote: specifically said we did not need further advice [on] this matter.

"The document is one of a number which were declassified by the Government showing that in the run up to the war, Lord Goldsmith was repeatedly told that his formal advice about the legality of an invasion was not welcome."

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"Iraq inquiry: secret documents showing Tony Blair’s frustration published", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 21/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/iraq-inquiry-secret-documents-showing-tony-blair-s-frustration-published