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MI6 made secret plan for anti-Saddam coup in December 2001

The Independent, 13 May 2011
Publié le : 13 mai 2011
 Oliver Wright 

"MI6 drew up proposals to support a coup against Saddam Hussein three months after the terrorist attacks on 11 September in the United States, previously classified documents indicate.

"The papers outline a proposal for regime change in Iraq backed up by airstrikes. The files were read by the then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who described them as "very perceptive". He recommended Tony Blair, who was then Prime Minister, also read the files.

"The three documents were written by a senior MI6 officer only referred to as "SIS4" in December 2001."

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