Alberto wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 13, 2023 3:47 am
Ah, and yes. it's very much safe
Not really, though, unless you enjoy playing roulette with a rogue government.
There are currently a dozen Westerners - including tourists - and a whole bunch more dual-nationals in Iranian prisons on sham charges, apparently being used as bargaining chips to extract money and Iranian prisoners abroad.
The situation is getting worse. America just unfroze 6 billion USD to get a bunch of them released. This is obviously going to encourage the Iranian government to keep abducting foreigners.
Yes, the risks from crime and terrorism are quite low in Iran. But no, it is not "very much safe". The risk you will find yourself rotting in prison for years of your life is real and rising.
And that's before taking into account the ethical dimension of being used as currency for the release of imprisoned terrorists.
This traveller has decided it's not worth it.