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Zakharov: Blair’s apologies about bringing troops into Iraq were insincere

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who acknowledged that the actions of the Western coalition, the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who had overthrown Iraqi leader in 2003, were one of the reasons for the emergence of the "Islamic state", was insincere, his words were not "the voice of conscience" RIA News statement by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova.

Zakharov: Blair’s apologies about bringing troops into Iraq were insincere

Earlier, Blair acknowledged the wrongfulness of the Washington-led coalition that had invaded 2003 in Iraq without good reason and had not calculated all the possible consequences of this step. The former prime minister even apologized for the mistakes made during the preparation and conduct of the campaign.

“As far as I understand, these statements were made after the publication of materials by a number of sites, which in general left no doubt about the role that the British leadership played at that time, at the time of making decisions on Iraq, and that was Mr. Blair . Therefore, I think that these discussions and, conditionally speaking, the fact that some skeletons of that time began to get out of the cabinets is a necessary measure, it is not the voice of conscience and the desire to analyze the situation at the current stage, ”Zakharova said.

“Materials just appeared, they had to be commented. And when you are already pinned to the wall with facts, I think that you have to reveal the cards, ”she added.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman recalled that "Russian representatives warned about the possible consequences of the actions of the allies in Iraq", however, "the coalition was knocked together" and "the whole world tried to convince that it was legal and talked about the illegitimacy of the Iraqi authorities."

“Of course, these grains that were planted, gave such abundant shoots,” she concluded.
Photos used:
Igor Ivandikov, "Evening Moscow"

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  1. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 27 October 2015 10: 52
    Politics is the dirtiest thing and sincerity is not the place in it. Especially when it comes to Anglo-Saxon politics.
    1. Vend
      Vend 27 October 2015 10: 59
      But Zakharova was great, she voiced what adequate people in Russia say, and maybe abroad.
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 27 October 2015 11: 04
        Instead of a thousand words about Great Britain ... "freedom of speech" ... "honesty" ... the mainstay of the "civilized" world!
        BBC Removes Saudis Arming Al Qaeda From Article
        In October, an article appeared on the BBC company's website in which a representative of the Government of Saudi Arabia, on condition of anonymity, said that Riyadh is supplying weapons "Armies of Conquest"acting against the Syrian government forces, but then this information was retrospectively edited. About this on Monday wrote the journalist Glen Greenwald in his article for the publication The Intercept.
        See completely:

        Army of conquest, what a "moderate" opposition you are ...fellow

        “Of course, these grains that were planted, gave such abundant shoots”
        So they continue to do it ... feel
        Belgian jihadists fighting for ISIS continue to receive state social allowances, Interfax reports, referring to the publications of the Belgian media. According to journalists, the militants who went to Syria received a total of over 80 thousand euros, which they spent on flights and other needs.
        See completely:
        1. star44
          star44 27 October 2015 11: 23
          By the way, during the first Chechen one, D. Dudaev received the military pension due to him by law. In fact, before her death ... if she was, of course.
        2. Temples
          Temples 27 October 2015 11: 25
          Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair ... was insincere, his words were not a “voice of conscience”

          Sincere, not sincere, it doesn’t matter.
          Important to admit!
          It is important that I have to tell the truth.
          You ask him to repent. Or try to break a tear - pointless.
          He demonstrated that you can squeeze them!
          Not under torture he said. So he’ll touch something or something.
          This is the result.
      2. oblako
        oblako 27 October 2015 11: 10
        Burn the verb Masha! Well done! Our answer to the State Department and Psaki)))! If the apology compensated for what the Anglo-Saxons and the West did with respect to Libya and Iraq ... then we could take it into service. True, I definitely don’t want to apologize for Crimea ... Now if the aircraft carrier sank ...
        1. jjj
          jjj 27 October 2015 11: 15
          And look what face she is tired. There is no time to relax in our Foreign Ministry
      3. Air Force captain
        Air Force captain 27 October 2015 11: 15
        Our anti-PSACI !!
      4. Sterlya
        Sterlya 27 October 2015 11: 21
        reason for the destruction of Irka? Funny, just expanding the reach of the dollar and shit democracy.
        America is the export of the dollar and shit democracy.
        And there is nothing more. (scalps of Indians, indigenous people of their territories. Slave system. This is real America)
      5. Wolverine
        Wolverine 27 October 2015 11: 27
        +100500 This is not Psaki with your pearls ...
      6. Wolka
        Wolka 27 October 2015 11: 38
        I fully agree with you colleague ...
      7. Sasha 19871987
        Sasha 19871987 27 October 2015 12: 47
        my attitude towards the British and their former western colony is unambiguously negative and will not correct anything of this attitude, and this scowling is just the former faithful dog of the George Bush monkey
    2. marlin1203
      marlin1203 27 October 2015 11: 39
      So what. Well, Blair admitted his own shoals. What's next? Will Britain change politics? No. Maybe the USA? Moreover, no. So this is all ... "pensioner's thoughts".
      1. Vita vko
        Vita vko 27 October 2015 12: 32
        In order for the apologies to be sincere, you just need to compensate for the damage to the Iraqi people for the destruction, killings and chaos that the NATO coalition in Iraq did. And why not apologize to Prince Harry himself, who was directly involved in this war. Now is the time to create an international tribunal for Iraq. Then the turn will reach the remaining war crimes of the United States and NATO.
    3. Basil50
      Basil50 27 October 2015 14: 28
      Vladimirichu. Do not confuse politics with intrigue. The substitution of concepts occurs consciously, to justify their own insolvency in solving political problems. It seems like: I can’t do it because I'm all in white, I mess with different ....
  2. barclay
    barclay 27 October 2015 10: 54
    I agree, this is a PR. Anglo-Saxons just do nothing without benefit for themselves. And even more so, they are unlikely to give up interventions around the world.
    I will not be surprised that, having caused public attention to his person, this "repentant" figure presents his book on this topic. A decent fee is paid.
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 27 October 2015 10: 58
    Tony washed in the bath and again virgin. Not like again torn in premieres
  4. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 27 October 2015 10: 58
    The time came when they decided to show repentance, you see, after 10 years, they will repent about Syria and report an error.
  5. Engineer
    Engineer 27 October 2015 10: 59
    Tony Blair and conscience? Ah ha ha) can you remind me of his friendship and mutually beneficial $ partnership with Gaddafi? He probably was also very ashamed when Gaddafi was torn to pieces. And, well, yes, he already had nothing to do with it then.
  6. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 27 October 2015 11: 03
    The time will come drown him like a hounding dog in the English Channel ... Let him wait for the foul of his time ...
  7. YGV-97219
    YGV-97219 27 October 2015 11: 03
    “This is a necessary measure, this is not a voice of conscience and not a desire to analyze the situation at the present stage,” Zakharova said.
    I think for the arrogant Saxons in politics, the criterion of conscience does not exist at all!
  8. Kibl
    Kibl 27 October 2015 11: 07
    Do not wash off the flea dog, it remains to portray MU-Mu and drown in the English ditch!
    1. barclay
      barclay 27 October 2015 11: 12
      "You can't wash a black dog to white" (folk wisdom)
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  10. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 27 October 2015 11: 08
    Blair’s verified political move.
    Just with that many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who were killed, the people of Iraq, who have lived for so many years in a destroyed and destructible country, under the yoke of terrorism.
    All this gang that destroyed so many countries should be forced to restore the SFRY, Iraq, Libya, Syria at its own expense.
    1. asadov
      asadov 27 October 2015 11: 18
      And it will most likely be so, it will only be necessary to restore these individuals, but the people on behalf of whom they did it. Otherwise, little by little, the inhabitants of the destroyed states will move to the old Geyropa, which we are already observing.
  11. Maxom75
    Maxom75 27 October 2015 11: 13
    Zashib, the country was destroyed, a million of its citizens were killed, another four million became crippled and all that one of the culprits was worthy of was on "Excuse me"? I didn't understand why Milosevic was put in the dock, but Blair was not? Does he have that the forehead is not smeared with green?
  12. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 27 October 2015 11: 14
    And what do we do now after these apologies? Pat Britain on the headband and say no to cry! It would be better to have announced somewhere at the UN: guys forgive us, we will no longer lick for a big brother! Kindergarten damn ..
  13. vladimirw
    vladimirw 27 October 2015 11: 15
    Maria is just fine, I don’t know if she herself speaks with such comments or an order from above. But there were no such speeches by the Foreign Ministry before. This is the right position in the information war, otherwise we always lose
  14. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 27 October 2015 11: 16
    The ex-prime minister even apologized for the mistakes made during the preparation and conduct of the campaign.
  15. roskot
    roskot 27 October 2015 11: 26
    You can't fool a woman. She smells with her heart.
  16. mpzss
    mpzss 27 October 2015 11: 43
    may he apologize to Saddam Husheim, preferably in person! Then in front of Gaddafi. And so on down the list!
  17. akudr48
    akudr48 27 October 2015 11: 45
    Zakharov: Blair’s apologies about bringing troops into Iraq were insincere

    With such statements about the sincerity of diplomats, Zakharov can gradually turn into Psaki and issue regular psakings with or without.
  18. McLuha-MacLeod
    McLuha-MacLeod 27 October 2015 11: 50
    Let these all Western politicians apologize. They have lost trust for a long time.
  19. manguest
    manguest 27 October 2015 11: 57
    No, no, in one word these English canis will not get off. And for Iraq and for Libya and Syria will have to answer.
  20. cniza
    cniza 27 October 2015 11: 58
    "Moscow does not believe in tears" ... is playing in nobility, they say, I admit I was mistaken, but here they say it's too late to drink Borjomi ... she died so dead.
  21. BOB044
    BOB044 27 October 2015 12: 02
    Lost his head through the hair does not cry. hi
  22. samoletil18
    samoletil18 27 October 2015 12: 17
    But WE KNOW with you that there was no mistake. Yes, comrade Blair?
  23. 1536
    1536 27 October 2015 12: 31
    Whether Blair was making a decision then or not, we can only guess. Most likely no. He received instructions from the Americans and his capitalists and took them under his protection. And it is absolutely not clear why he got out now with his regrets. Maybe what kind of intermediaries I was preparing for. But he is a mediator, like the Prime Minister from Cameron.
  24. Turkir
    Turkir 27 October 2015 12: 41
    Zakharov: Blair’s apologies about bringing troops into Iraq were insincere

    Zakharova is absolutely right.
    Blair’s false, hypocritical regrets will not return the lives of dead people and will not restore the destroyed cities.
  25. nemec55
    nemec55 27 October 2015 12: 58
    Natalia Poklonskaya, Maria Zakharova, Timofeeva Olga --- Beauties love EEEEEh love politics ...... every day more and more ...
  26. jaguarstas
    jaguarstas 27 October 2015 13: 15
    Bravo, Maria! Theirs and their own weapons! Not for nothing Nevsky said his words.