News On Iran & Its NeighboursIraqTony Blair failed to see Iran threat, Lord Turnbull...

Tony Blair failed to see Iran threat, Lord Turnbull tells inquiry

-

ImageThe Times: Tony Blair was so committed to overthrowing Saddam Hussein that he failed to foresee that it could make the Middle East more dangerous by “vastly” increasing the power of Iran, his most senior civil servant said yesterday.
The Times

David Brown

ImageTony Blair was so committed to overthrowing Saddam Hussein that he failed to foresee that it could make the Middle East more dangerous by “vastly” increasing the power of Iran, his most senior civil servant said yesterday.

Lord Turnbull told the Iraq inquiry: “The question that strikes me, entirely with hindsight, is how did you improve regional stability by kicking out Saddam Hussein but vastly increasing the power of Iran by putting 15 million Shias in charge of the next-door country and have we actually ended up with a more dangerous region?”

He said that by the time he started as Cabinet Secretary in 2002, the basic strategy on Iraq was in place and there was little room to challenge.

Latest news

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Iran Revolution Characteristics

More than two months have passed since the start of the latest round of protests in Iran against the...

Iran’s Regime Is Unable To Eradicate Protests

Totalitarian governments, whether be it a monarchy or a clerical regime, and their international supporters are pursuing the same...

Must read

Confusion reigns over French PM’s words on Iran’s terror ties

Iran Focus: London, Jul. 26 – Did he say...

Shutdown undercuts Obama defining America’s global role

Bloomberg: Many Obama administration foreign policy decisions, including the...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you