WASHINGTON -- The State Department renewed its travel warning
urging U.S. citizens to "exercise caution" when visiting Iran.
The State Dept. said "The Kurdish northwest of the country, the
area near the Iraqi border, and the Baluchistan border area near
Pakistan and Afghanistan is generally not safe for tourism."
Generally, the department noted, the "Iranian political
situation remains volatile, and that some areas of the country are
unsafe for tourism, Americans should exercise caution in deciding
whether to travel to Iran, and where to go within the country."
The State Dept. issued a similar warning last August.