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'Tony Blair today revealed he repeatedly urged Colonel Gaddafi to flee Libya for a 'safe place' before he was murdered - but denied he was trying to save his life.
The former prime minister telephoned the dictator three times in 24 hours as his regime was on the verge of collapse in 2011, even though he had been out of power for four years.
Mr Blair, who left Downing Street and quit as an MP in 2007, said he was 'acting as a concerned citizen' and had asked David Cameron and Hillary Clinton for permission.
A transcript of one call read to a committee of MPs today revealed he told Gaddafi: 'If you have a safe place to go you should go there, because this will not end peacefully unless that happens. You have to leave the country'.
But Mr Blair denied he was trying protect the despot from harm and said: 'My concern was not for his safety. I was not trying to save Gaddafi'.
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