British FM objects inquiry into Iraq war
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Monday ruled out an inquiry into the Iraq war despite a poll indicating that Britons are increasingly skeptical that the regime of Saddam Hussein really possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Straw told BBC radio there would be no independent inquiry into Britain's justification for war, as demanded by former cabinet ministers Robin Cook and Clare Short, who both resigned over the government's stance on the US-led war.
The British foreign minister said there was "overwhelming" evidence that Iraq was developing chemical, biologial and nuclear weapons. "I've got it in front of me and it's on the (British government) website," he said. (Albawaba.com)
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