Iraq inquiry: Straw says regime change 'never' UK plan

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Jack Straw has insisted that regime change in Iraq was "never" UK policy even though some within government may have wanted Saddam Hussein removed.

The former foreign secretary told the Iraq inquiry such a goal, in itself, would have been "palpably illegal".

In the last public hearing, he said the invasion was justified but he expressed "deep sorrow" for those who had died.

Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot said it would take "some months" to complete the report but did not set a deadline.

While Mr Straw's third appearance was the last to take place in public, the inquiry plans to hold a small number of further private sessions and take written evidence, including from current and former MPs....

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