Newspaper: the release of the calls Blair and Bush on the eve of the Iraq war

Newspaper: the release of the calls Blair and Bush on the eve of the Iraq war

22/05/2012 08:56

Beirut, May 21 (AKnews) – A British court to release excerpts of the minutes of phone calls made ​​between the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush on the eve of the war on Iraq. In this regard, she noted the newspaper “Daily Telegraph” the British that “The Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Office eternally wary of a court order to reveal parts of a memorandum containing details of the conversation between the two leaders on 12 March / March 2003.” The newspaper considered that “this call dealt with a television interview by the then French President Jacques Chirac two days ago about the ongoing talks on Iraq at the United Nations “, pointing out that” the ministers in the Blair government believed that Chirac’s comments represent a collapse of efforts to secure a second resolution from the Security Council allowed to take military action against the regime of Saddam Hussein. ” The newspaper pointed out that “the disclosure of those calls will cause great damage in relations between Britain and the United States “, as the” release of the content of these calls and information of concern to Washington and would pay the U.S. to withhold information from Britain. ” said the British newspaper that “the Court had upheld the rights of the information to a large extent at a time former. ” and quoted the trial judge Gospel of John as saying: “The circumstances surrounding this decision affect the UK government going to go to war with another country, has put out that there is significant public interest too, without considering the consequences of this war.” They pointed out that “the Court ordered the release of a revised version of the note mentioned above within 30 days. ” It also quoted a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry as saying that “the State Department is disappointed by the decision of the court and appeal the decision will be examined closely in the coming days.” From: Khalil al-Khalil, the Open: Peace Baghdadi

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