The British Foreign Office issued Saturday advice against all but essential travel to Iran and Iraq in the wake of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani’s killing in a U.S. airstrike.  

Advising its citizens not to travel to Iran if not necessary, it also called on British citizens in the country to be cautious and keep up to date with the developments. 

The same warning was issued for Iraq, excluding its northern parts.

The U.S. confirmed early Friday that it killed Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad. 

The attack came amid heightened tensions after thousands of Iran-backed protesters stormed

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