Chilcot to be quizzed by MPs on Iraq War report fallout


The author of the scathing official report into the Iraq War is to be grilled by a panel of senior MPs on the fallout from his inquiry.

Sir John Chilcot, who has remained silent on the report since its publication in July, will appear before the House of Commons Liaison Committee on October 18.

After an inquiry lasting seven years, the Chilcot Report found that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein posed "no imminent threat" at the time of the invasion of his country in 2003, and the war was unleashed on the basis of "flawed" intelligence.

Its publication led to calls for the prosecution of Tony Blair, who was prime minister at the time of the war.

However, the former PM insisted that, while he felt sorrow for the suffering of those whose loved ones died, he stood by his decision to commit Britain to the US-led military action.