Russia: Chilcot Report Proves Iraq War Was 'Unjust, Dangerous'
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia has said it warned Britain of the consequences of the “unjust and highly dangerous” Iraq war, as Sir John Chilcot published his report into the 2003 invasion after a seven-year delay.
Soon after the inquiry’s findings were released on Wednesday, the Russian embassy in London tweeted a graphic with the text “Keep Calm but I Told You So”.
It also wrote: “Chilcot inquiry: No real WMD in Baghdad, unjust & highly dangerous war. The entire region on the receiving end.”
The message is consistent with Russian opposition to the 2003 invasion, the Nato intervention in Libya in 2011 and Moscow’s continued backing for Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, the Guardian reported.
Franz Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the defense and security committee in the upper house of Russia’s parliament, said the UK should apologize to the Iraqi people, pay compensation and prosecute the officials who decided on the invasion.