May 16, 2019 / 11:58 AM / 7 days ago

UK raises threat level to personnel in Iraq due to Iran risk - Sky news

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has raised the threat level for military forces and diplomats in Iraq because of a heightened security risk from Iran, Sky News said on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Britain’s Foreign Office declined to immediately comment on the report.

Britain also put its personnel and their families in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on an increased state of alert, Sky said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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