“Have confidence and faith and you will succeed,” Blair said in an interview on Iraqiya television on Tuesday, a day after the transfer of power to the interim government of Iraq.
Blair insisted that the coalition had transferred complete sovereignty to new interim Iraqi government. NATO has pledged to assist Iraq in training its security forces, both inside and outside or Iraq. “The best guarantee of security for Iraq is Iraqi forces and we can help in that.”
“Of course I would like visit Iraq and I would like the people in Iraq to know that they have got a friend in my country,” he said, although he did not know when such a visit might take place.