Boris Johnson calls Tony Blair 'mad' over Iraq claims

Boris Johnson has described Tony Blair as "mad" after the former prime minister claimed in an essay that the current Iraq conflict is not linked to the West's 2003 invasion.

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Tony Blair: The West must engage with Syrian war

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said that while there were "perfectly legitimate" debate about the role of the US/UK invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam in 2003, it was important to look at the events in Iraq in relation to the war in Syria.

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Speaking in a pre-recorded interview on BBC1's Andrew Marr show, he said the single biggest worry for security forces in the UK and across Europe was the threat of returning jihadist fighters from Syria.

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