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Iraq inquiry hears defiant Blair say: I'd do it again

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Tony Blair has said the Iraq war made the world a safer place and he has "no regrets" about removing Saddam Hussein.

In a robust defence of his decision to back war, Mr Blair said Saddam was a "monster and I believe he threatened not just the region but the world."

The former prime minister was barracked by a member of the public as he made his closing statement at the end of a six hour grilling at the Iraq inquiry.

He said Iraqis were now better off and he would take the same decisions again.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

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