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Tony Blair: 'I don't regret removing Saddam Hussein'

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Tony Blair finished his evidence session at the Iraq inquiry by saying he had no regrets in removing Saddam Hussein.

Responding to a question relating to the loss of soldiers' lives since the conflict began, he told the inquiry: "In the end it was divisive and I am sorry about that. I tried my level best to bring people back together again.

He said he felt responsibility but not regret for removing Saddam Hussein.

"I think that Saddam was a monster, I believe he threatened not just the region but the world...it was better to deal with this threat".

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