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Debate stirs over Iraq weapons inspector

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- British attorney general said Iraqi weapons inspector David Kelly's death in 2003 was a suicide though doctors continue to speculate about conspiracies.

Kelly was found dead near his home in Oxfordshire shortly after being exposed as the source of a BBC report questioning the so-called dodgy dossier.

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A British inquiry into the legality of the Iraq war in 2009 examined the dossier that claimed Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes. The dossier was used by London during the early stages of the Iraq discussions to advocate military force to overthrow the Saddam Hussein regime.

British Attorney General Dominic Grieve determined there was enough evidence to rule that Kelly committed suicide.

"Having given all the material that's been sent to me the most careful consideration, I've concluded that the evidence that Dr. Kelly took his own life is overwhelmingly strong," he was quoted by the BBC as saying.

Kelly apparently committed suicide by cutting an artery in his wrist. A group of doctors, however, said the wound on Kelly's wrist wasn't seen as life-threatening and accused London of being involved in a coverup. They are asking for an inquiry into Kelly's death.

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