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UK blocks publication of Iraq war discussions.

By Matt Corley

"UK blocks publication of Iraq war discussions."

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The British government said today that it will not “publish records of cabinet discussions on the legality of invading Iraq in 2003, despite a tribunal ruling in January that it should release them.” Justice Secretary Jack Straw blocked the request made under the Freedom of Information Act, saying that release of the records would “risk serious damage to Cabinet government.” Previously released government documents revealed that former Attorney General Peter Goldsmith had “cast doubt on the legal grounds for war” just days before then-Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered British troops to invade Iraq.

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