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Iraq intelligence was 'fabrication and lies'

A Panorama investigation is to reveal key aspects of the secret intelligence used by Downing Street and the White House to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Peter Taylor reports on how two crucial pieces of intelligence from perhaps the best sources Western intelligence ever had, were used selectively or simply ignored.

Speaking to the Today programme, he said: "We've conducted a forensic investigation of the intelligence, and we've found that key elements were based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies.

"But we've also revealed that there was intelligence that was accurate - that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 18 March 2013.