Blair: Saddam execution was wrong

British Prime minister Tony Blair believes that the way in which former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed was “completely wrong”, Downing Street said today.

British Prime minister Tony Blair believes that the way in which former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed was “completely wrong”, Downing Street said today.

Mr Blair will make his view on the execution clear in public comments over the coming week and will confirm his support for the Iraqi government’s investigation into how scenes of Saddam being taunted came to be filmed and broadcast.

The insight into Mr Blair's thinking came after chancellor Gordon Brown used a TV interview to denounce the manner of Saddam’s death as “deplorable” and “completely unacceptable”.

Mr Blair has come under growing pressure – including from Labour MPs – to comment publicly on the December 30 execution, but has so far stayed silent.

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