Blair: Syria movement not like Iraq War

Media captionTony Blair: “Inevitably, we are going to have to be involved. The doubt is how do we get concerned many sensibly”

UK movement in Syria to aim supposed Islamic State (IS) is not like a Iraq invasion, Tony Blair has told a BBC.

The former PM pronounced a stream movement was opposite from a 2003 fight since a West had allies in Arab countries.

He combined that knowledge from conflicts in Iraq and Libya showed “dealing with a dictator” was not adequate in a “wider dispute opposite extremism”.

Extra RAF fighters have been deployed to explosve IS targets in Syria after MPs corroborated atmosphere strikes on Wednesday.

Two Typhoons and a span of Tornados were seen withdrawal a RAF bottom during Akrotiri in Cyprus on Friday, nonetheless sum of their goal have not been released.

On Thursday, Tornados struck during 6 targets belonging to IS, that a supervision refers to as Daesh and has also been referred to as Isis and Isil.

Mr Blair told a BBC’s Katy Kay: “Even if we suspicion we could stay out of Syria we can’t since a possess interests are dramatically involved.”

He pronounced a Paris attacks on 13 Nov had showed that if IS was given a event to “gain strength”, it would come to Europe and a US and aim Westerners.

But he pronounced a Syrian dispute was opposite to those in Iraq and Afghanistan since a UK and US now had allies in a region.

“Whereas post 9/11 a lot of countries in a segment tended to consider ‘well this is your problem, you’re traffic with it’, currently all of those countries have got their possess issues of extremism, their possess problems that they’re fighting,” he said.

“They see a event now for an alliance, and we have an event for an fondness that wasn’t there before.”

Mr Blair has formerly apologised for mistakes done over a 2003 Iraq War – and pronounced there were “elements of truth” in claims that it caused a arise of Islamic State.

He pronounced a West had formerly attempted to “deal with a dictator” within conflicts.

“In a finish I’m fearful those countries out in that region, a immature populations who are frustrated, deprived of opportunity, they’re not going to endure that so fundamentally we are going to have to be concerned and a doubt is how do we get concerned many sensibly,” he said.