Visit Iran Before Israel Starts War

Iraq was destroyed, is Iran next?

Would you have liked to visit the museums and ancient archaeological sites in Iraq before they were looted and damaged during the US led invasion in 2003? Iraq is located in what was ancient Mesopotamia and is considered by many archaeologists and historians  to be in or near the area known as the "cradle of civilization." The Babylonian Empire ruled over the entire area of what we know today as Iraq. The Israelites of Judah were taken into captivity to Babylon circa 597 BC. So there is a significant amount of history for the descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel, that is the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Scandinavian-Germanic peoples of the world, located in Iraq.

Once the "Coalition of the Willing" started bombing  Iraq, some important ancient locations were seriously damaged by looting and illegal excavations that took place in the many unguarded locations. Their treasures may be lost forever.

Visit Iran while you can

However, you still have an opportunity to visit Iran, what National Geographic calls "one of the world's ticking hot spots," to a civilization that is thousands of years old, before Israel starts their war with the Iranians. As Rick Steeves says "You should know people before you bomb them."

Iran derives from Aryan

Iran is the Persian word for land or place of the Aryans, and was known for centuries as the Persian Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great. Iran has a recorded history spanning some 2,500 years. It's current official name is the Islamic Republic of Iran, formed in 1979 after a conservative clerics cast out, ironically enough, the Western-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.  With a population of around 75 million living in the 18th largest country in terms of area with 636,372 sq mi (1,648,195 km2). Iran has the fourth largest proven pertroleum reserves in the world and the second largest natural gas reserves.

The country has incredible cultural and natural beauty, as can be seen in these photos of Iran.

No US Embassy in Iran

If you are an American citizen, don't expect help from the US State Department while you are in Iran. There is no US Embassy in Iran. The Switzerland Embassy has served as the "Protecting Power of the USA in Iran" since 21 May 1980. The Swiss Embassy's Foreign Interests Section provides consular services to U.S. citizens living in or travelling to Iran.

Canada closed its embassy in Tehran Semptember 7, 2012. Must be getting ready for the war?

The US State Department admits "major crime is generally not a problem for travelers in Iran," something they can not say for many major cities in the USA. The State Department does warn the traveler that credit cards and bank cards can not be used in Iran.

Do your research on Iran before you go. We will continue to post new information as it becomes available.

Do you know someone in Iran who would like to be our Location Representative? Please contact us

And please, if and when you do go to Iran, please post your experiences on FleeAmerica's Iran (coming soon) Forum.


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