Former prime minister Tony Blair his insisted his decision to commit British forces to the invasion of Iraq was taken "in good faith" but he would "take full responsibility for any mistakes".
Mr Blair was severely criticised by Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq war, but the former premier said the report "should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or deceit" against him.
He added that his decisions were taken "in what I believed to be the best interests of the country" and added that he still believed "it was better to remove Saddam Hussein".
In a full statement, he said:
To read or download the Chilcot report visit: www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/