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VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Iraq and slams Saudi

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterates his apology for the 2003 Iraq war and slams British arms sales to Saudi Arabia
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, 28 September, 2016 (Reuters/Darren Staples)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivered his keynote speech at the Labour Party conference on Wednesday after winning a second landslide victory in his party's leadership election.

Corbyn addressed a whole host of domestic and global issues, but delivered particularly stinging criticisms of military interventions in the Middle East and British government arms sales to Saudi Arabia, who have been heavily criticised for their conflict in Yemen.

The veteran peace campaigner also reiterated his apology for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 on behalf of his party, despite his well-documented opposition to the war at the time.