Monday, July 12, 2010

WMD claims were lies says former envoy - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

WMD claims were lies says former envoy - UK Politics, UK - The Independent:

By Sam Marsden, Press Association

Monday, 12 July 2010

Britain and the US did not believe Iraq's weapons programmes posed a "substantial threat" before launching the 2003 invasion that overthrew Saddam Hussein, the inquiry into the war heard today.

Former UK diplomat Carne Ross claimed that the Government "intentionally and substantially" exaggerated its assessment of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in public documents.