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Blair fears terror 'nightmare'

Tony Blair says the world will be “plunged into a living nightmare” unless it takes a stand to stop terrorist groups or rogue states using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. In an impassioned speech, the prime minister said his real fear was not that Saddam Hussein would strike a British town or city. It was that international terrorists would combine to cause a catastrophe to the world. His shame would be in realising that he had known of the threat, but had done nothing about it. Mr Blair said backing away from the threat of weapons of mass destruction did not mean the UK would “cease to be a target”. He told the Labour Welsh Conference in Swansea that he sees almost daily evidence of plotting around the world by terrorists “desperately seeking a chink through the security infrastructure that protects our nation and others”. If the world did not rise to “this first test of our determination to deal with this issue, it will not be the end, it will only be the beginning for these extreme groups or terrorists”. He was speaking shortly after talks in Madrid with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. Full Story

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