Tony Blair Defends Advice to Gaddafi

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told MPs he was not trying to "save" Colonel Gaddafi when he spoke to the dictator at the height of the Libyan conflict in 2011.

He said he had "two or three" phone conversations within 24 hours with Gaddafi, having cleared it with Prime Minister David Cameron, and added that his aim was to get the dictator out of Libya "so that a peaceful transition could take place".

According to a report from BBC News, he also defended his decision as prime minister to bring Gaddafi "in from the cold", saying it may have prevented the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) getting chemical weapons.

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(Source: BBC News)

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