British flags burn in Iran as UK braces itself for revenge over Trump airstrike

Article Link: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/04/british-flags-burn-iran-uk-braces-revenge-trump-airstrike-11999978/

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Security chiefs fear Britons living in the Gulf could be attacked in retaliation to a drone strike ordered by Donald Trump which killed Iran’s second most powerful commander. Troops stationed in the Middle East could also be under threat and the UK could be hit by a massive cyber attack following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. The Foreign Office updated its travel advice this morning, warning British nationals to avoid all travel to Iraq and all but essential travel to Iran. Anti-western backlash in the region is seeing angry demonstrators burning US and UK flags, and chanting ‘Death to America’, while the Iranian regime seeks ‘severe revenge’. The Government has also updated its travel advice for Lebanon and urged British nationals in the country to ‘remain vigilant’.