22 Jan '11, 12am

Ex-UK PM BLAIR criticises OBAMA's Iran policy via @cmswire

LONDON - FORMER British premier Tony Blair criticised US President Barack Obama on Friday for being too soft on Iran, urging the West to deal with a 'looming and coming challenge' from the Islamic republic. Speaking at Britain's inquiry into the war in Iraq, he rejected suggestions from the panel that the 2003 US-led invasion there had actually empowered neighbouring Iran and encouraged it to pursue its nuclear programme. 'I say this to you with all of the passion I possibly can - at some point the West has to get out of what I think is a wretched policy or posture of apology for believing that we are causing what the Iranians are doing, or what these extremists are doing,' he said. 'We are not. The fact is they are doing it because they disagree fundamentally with our way of life and they'll carry on doing it unless they are met by the requisite determination and if neces...

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