Head of UK's Iraq war investigation defends report delay

February 4, 2015 1:22 PM

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Head of UK's Iraq war investigation defends report delay

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's long-delayed official investigation into the Iraq war said on Wednesday it was impossible to predict when its report would be published, but that delays had been unavoidable due to the inquiry's complexity.

Announced in 2009, the report delving into the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath was expected to take a year. But last month John Chilcot, who heads the inquiry and is a former civil servant, said there was no realistic prospect of delivering conclusions before the May 7 general elect...

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