LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Britain keeps the protection of its armed forces under constant review, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday when asked whether his government would withdraw troops from Iraq over tension in the Middle East.
At a meeting of his cabinet team of top ministers, Johnson reiterated his view that parties should work to ease tensions in the region after Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on Friday.
Cabinet, the spokesman said, agreed that Soleimani was responsible for a pattern of destabilising behaviour in the region and was a threat to Britain’s interests. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)
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