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  Tony Blair says he has proof of Iraqi weapons
Updated 01 June 2003, 14.34
Tony Blair says he knows Iraq had WMDs
Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he has proof that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

It's very important to him that there is proof of the weapons, because getting rid of them was the reason he gave for getting involved in the war.

In a TV interview the Prime Minister said the government does have information about the weapons, and will publish it when it's all ready.

But not everyone agrees with Tony Blair, including former cabinet minister Clare Short, who resigned from the government in May.

Clare Short resigned from the goverment in May
Clare Short resigned from the goverment in May
In a newspaper interview she claimed that when the government said Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction 45 minutes after deciding to, it wasn't true.

She believes that the government deliberately made things sound more dangerous than they were to justify going to war.

She does think that Iraq was trying to build the weapons, but doesn't think they were as much of threat as the government said they were.

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