British Supreme Court rejects request to prosecute Tony Blair for the invasion of Iraq
Arab and international From 2017-07-31 at 16:30 (Baghdad time)
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The British High Court on Monday rejected a request to prosecute British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the invasion of Iraq.
The court rejected the request, saying there was no "possibility".
The attempt was made by the former chief of staff of the Iraqi army, Abdul Wahid Shanan, who accused Tony Blair of committing an "act of aggression" by invading Iraq in 2003 to oust former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
Britain invaded Iraq in 2003 as a member of a US-led coalition after former US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair accused Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction.
The criminal prosecution of Tony Blair was banned, in 2016, by a judge of the Westminster Court of First Instance.