Blix at the Inquiry

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Friday, June 11, 2010 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

The Iraq Inquiry has announced witnesses for the next phase of hearings, which are “expected to run from 29 June to 30 July”. Hans Blix is the headline name and there are some other witnesses who might not toe the government line.

The statement adds that:

The Inquiry will add further, new (mainly military and official) witnesses to this initial list shortly.

It is likely that the Inquiry will hold another round of public hearings in the autumn to cover new subjects, provide new evidence, or revisit issues with previous witnesses, if required. The Inquiry has yet to decide and will not comment further at this time.

The Iraq Inquiry aims to deliver its report at the end of the year.

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2 Responses to “Blix at the Inquiry”

Comment from Anthony
Time June 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm

‘there are some other witnesses who might not toe the government line’

Which government do you have in mind?

Or do you mean ‘government’ in the Yes Minister sense?

Comment from chris ames
Time June 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm

As Richard Norton-Taylor points out, Eliza Manningham-Buller said last year that the invasion was a bad idea and that she had warned ministers and officials that an invasion of Iraq would increase the terrorist threat.