The attorney general hopes to block a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war, a report says.
The Guardian claims that Jeremy Wright QC will step in over the case raised by the Iraqi army’s former chief of staff.
The newspaper says it has seen legal papers showing General Abdul-Wahid Shannan ar-Ribat wants to prosecute the former Labour prime minister for the crime of “aggression”.
But it says a court ruled in 2016 Mr Blair could not be prosecuted.
The Guardian says the case also wants to bring the prosecution against former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and ex-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.