Britain’s domestic MI5 spy agency chief has warned that the current conflict between Israel and the Gazan terrorists increases the UK’s terror risk, singling out Iran as a cause for concern.

The comments by MI5 director general Ken McCallum, reported in UK media Wednesday, follow terror attacks by suspected Islamist extremists in France and Belgium since war broke out following Hamas’s devastating onslaught in Israel on October 7.

“There clearly is the possibility that profound events in the Middle East will either generate more volume of UK threat and/or change its shape in terms of what is being targeted, in terms of how people are taking inspiration,” McCallum said.