High court rejects attempt by former Iraqi general to bring private prosecution against former prime minister

The high court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war.

General Abdul Wahed Shannan al-Rabbat accused Blair of committing a “crime of aggression”, while he was prime minister, by invading Iraq in 2003 to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

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