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Iraq war inquiry enters final stages

The inquiry into the Iraq war is to enter its final stage as the third and final round of public hearings get underway.

It has emerged that the former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, has written to the inquiry saying he was "uncomfortable" with statements made by Tony Blair in January 2003, suggesting that Britain could attack Iraq without further UN backing.

Mr Blair has been called back to give more evidence to the inquiry on Friday.

The BBC's Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 18 Jan 2011