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Tony Blair: West must be prepared to use force against Iran

As six world powers enter second day of talks with Iran in Istanbul the former U.K. prime minister warns that Iran is a 'looming and coming challenge' which preaches 'against our way of life.'

By Haaretz Service
22.01.11

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged the West to be prepared to confront Iran with force in order to face the "looming and coming challenge" from the Islamic republic, French news agency AFP reported on Saturday.

"It [Iran] has to be confronted and changed. Iran is a looming challenge. It is negative and destabilizing. It supports terrorists," Blair, who currently serves as the Quartet envoy to the Middle East said at the Chilcot inquiry, the U.K. inquiry into the war in Iraq.

"I say this to you with all of the passion I possibly can -- at some point the West has to get out of what I think is a wretched policy or posture of apology for believin

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Added: Jan-22-2011 
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