16 May 2019

Threat level raised for UK forces in Iraq, amid fears of Iranian attack

International Editor

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the UK does share the US State Department’s assessment of the heightened threat from Iran – despite statements from a British General earlier this week that contradicted America’s claims.

So who’s right?

We report from Washington, on the credibility of a series of anonymous briefings by Trump officials that Iran poses an increasing danger to Western interests in the Middle East.