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“The BBC headline stems from words put into John Chilcot’s mouth by the interviewer.

“A full reading of the interview shows that Sir John makes clear that Mr Blair had not “departed from the truth”.

“Sir John also makes clear that on the eve of the invasion Mr Blair, “asked the then Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, can you tell me beyond any reasonable doubt that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. To which the answer was, yes I can. He was entitled to rely on that.”

“Five different inquiries have all shown the same thing: that there was no falsifying of the intelligence.”

 

The full transcript of the interview can be read here