On January 3, 2020, an Iranian military commander and Iraqi paramilitary leaders were killed in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad International Airport. Iran has declared three days of national mourning.
The incident has led to increased tensions in the region. There is an increased threat of attacks against Western interests and of terrorist attacks in general. Violent demonstrations could occur in the coming days. The security situation could worsen with little warning.
If you are currently in Iran:
- be very cautious
- review your security measures
- avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings
- monitor local media
- follow the instructions of local authorities