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Tony Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

The 2003 invasion of Iraq is not to blame for the violent insurgency now gripping the country, former UK prime minister Tony Blair has said.

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr, he said there would still be a "major problem" in the country even without the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Mr Blair said the current crisis was a "regional" issue that "affects us all".

And he warned against believing that if we "wash our hands of it and walk away, then the problems will be solved".

You can watch the Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 15 Jun 2014
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