Sunday, June 19, 2005

British bombing raids on Iraq were illegal according to the Foreign Office legal advice,,2087-1660300,00.html

The Sunday Times, 19 June 2005, reported that "a sharp increase in British and American bombing raids on Iraq in the run-up to war 'to put pressure on the regime' was illegal under international law, according to leaked Foreign Office legal advice.

"The advice was first provided to senior ministers in March 2002. Two months later RAF and USAF jets began 'spikes of activity' designed to goad Saddam Hussein into retaliating and giving the allies a pretext for war."

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