UK silent on French lawyer's Iraq war crimes bid

14th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, May 13 (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair's office refused to comment Thursday on plans by French lawyer Jacques Verges to accuse Britain of war crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

LONDON, May 13 (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair's office refused to comment Thursday on plans by French lawyer Jacques Verges to accuse Britain of war crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

"It's part of a legal process, so we would not be able to comment," a spokeswoman at Downing Street told AFP in London.

Verges, who is one of several attorneys asked to act for deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, said he had drawn up the suit on behalf of "the families of prisoners of the coalition in which Britain participates."

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