The Associated Press, Berlin
Saturday, 4 January
Germany’s security services have reviewed domestic and international threat levels following the killing of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani in Iraq on Friday.
The Interior Ministry confirmed a media report on Saturday that revised guidance has been circulated to police in Germany’s 16 states so they can take “appropriate security measures” to protect American and Jewish facilities.
The ministry provided no details on the guidance disseminated by the Federal Police Office.
Weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported several German states have already raised their alert levels. Germany’s parliament recently voted in favour of a complete ban on activities in the country by the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.