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UK reduces staff at Iran, Iraq embassies after Soleimani's death - Sky News

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Britain has reduced staff at its embassies in Iran and Iraq to a minimum level following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.

The withdrawal of the diplomats is a precautionary step rather than based on specific intelligence of a threat, according to the report. (http://bit.ly/2FvWb0x)

Ambassadors Rob Macaire in Tehran and Stephen Hickey in Baghdad will remain in place, Sky News said. (Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)