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, but Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said that the foreign office has adapted its London staffing relating to Iran.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that Britain shares the same assessment as the United States of the heightened threat posed by Iran on Thursday.
Hunt said he had discussed Iran with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week in London, and again in Brussels on Monday. "As always we work closely with the US," he said on Twitter.
Britain also put its personnel and their families in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on an increased state of alert, Sky said.