Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair (C) visits British troops in Basra, southern Iraq © Eddie Keogh

ormer Prime Minister Tony Blair “misrepresented” military intelligence in order to secure approval to invade Iraq in 2003, Dr Hans Blix, the head of the UN inspection team at the time, has revealed.

Blix, who inspected Iraq for weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) before the US and British-led invasion, told former-Telegraph journalist Peter Oborne the intelligence gathered was not accurately represented by Blair.

Oborne, along with Dr David Morrison, has worked with the BBC to compile an alternative report into the 2003 invasion. The official inquiry led by Sir John Chilcot has been plagued with delays and will not be published until summer 2016.

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