UK ‘raises threat level’ to personnel in Iraq

Sky News reports Britain follows US suit by raising threat level for its military forces, diplomats in Iraq due to heightened security risk from Iran.

LONDON - 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.