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Date published: 2005/10/06

The BBC says:

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the Iraqi president British troops will stay in the country "as long as he wants them".

Speaking after talks in London, Jalal Talabani said an early withdrawal of US and UK troops would be a "catastrophe".

Mr Blair issued a warning to Iran not to interfere in Iraq following claims it was supplying weapons to insurgents.

He said devices which killed British troops looked like those used by Iran but stressed "we cannot be sure".

Both leaders reiterated that British forces were in Iraq under a United Nations mandate with the support of the Iraqi government.

Mr Blair said: "There is no justification for Iran or any other country interfering in Iraq."

Tony Blair ever the comedian. Although perhaps Blair thinks that having thousands of troops in Iraq doesn't count as "interfering". In the same way that Bill Clinton did not inhale and "did not have sexual relations with that woman".

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