News story

Iran: UK responds to US airstrike on military commander in Iraq

The UK has responded to the airstrike carried out by the US on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.


Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

We have always recognised the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian Quds force led by Qasem Soleimani. Following his death, we urge all parties to de-escalate. Further conflict is in none of our interests.

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 3 January 2020
Last updated 3 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added translation

  2. First published.