Tony Blair with President George W Bush in 2003
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Chilcot Inquiry: "Gist" of Blair-Bush Iraq war records to be published

A deal for the Chilcot Inquiry to publish only "quotes or gists" of discussions between President Bush and Tony Blair in the run-up to the Iraq war has been agreed with the government.

The inquiry has been given access to full records of talks between the two leaders but is being prevented from publishing them in its final report - even after offering to block-out sensitive parts.

Wrangling over what could be published is thought to have delayed the report's release, which could now happen by the end of 2014.

Nick Robinson reports.

  • 29 May 2014
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