Iraq violence due to West's inaction in Syria, Tony Blair claims

June 15, 2014 12:06 PM

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Iraq violence due to West's inaction in Syria, Tony Blair claims

Violent insurgency in Iraq is the "predictable" result of the West's failure to intervene in Syria, not of the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair has declared in a renewed call for military action.

The former prime minister's intervention in the debate comes amid international moves to tackle the bloody insurgency by Islamist extremists and deal with its humanitarian consequences.

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