UK Raises Threat Level to Personnel in Iraq Due to Iran Risk – Sky News

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets British troops and watches training of Iraqi security forces at the Camp Taji military base near Baghdad, Iraq, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON, May 16 (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)