Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Russia Reminds the World of Tony Blair’s Lies about Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction

March 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—In a briefing and discussion of the Skripal case for foreign diplomats in Moscow yesterday, Vladimir Yermakov, Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, said, according to the transcript published by the Foreign Ministry:

“One thing is clear: Russia has absolutely nothing to do with this [poisoning], if only because such an audacious undertaking would be unacceptable and damaging for Russia in every respect.

“But the United Kingdom has a completely different record. Suffice it to recall how former Prime Minister Tony Blair openly admitted not so long ago that the British leadership and intelligence services lied to themselves and to the British nation while plunging it into the bloody war in Iraq. Well, he did make this confession now, but hundreds of thousands of absolutely innocent Iraqi citizens had been killed as a result of that war, and no one has been brought to account for this.

“One can only speculate as to who is trying to plunge the United Kingdom into another dirty and a priori unwinnable campaign against Russia, and for what purpose. Is this some kind of a hypnotic trance under the influence of Michael Basset’s ‘Strike Back’ television series, aired in the United Kingdom several months ago and featuring the Novichok chemical agent?”

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