British government has advised its citizens not to travel to Iran on its official website of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), APA reports.
It was noted that British and British-Iranian dual nationals are at significant risk of arbitrary arrest, questioning or detention in Iran: "Holding a British passport can be reason enough for the Iranian authorities to target you. If you are detained in Iran, you could face months or years in prison".
"The Iranian authorities have accused people with links to the UK of inciting protests. If you are in or near a protest, you are at serious risk of arrest. Mass arrests, including of bystanders, is a frequent occurrence. Anyone who is arrested in connection with protests and holds British nationality may come under added suspicion of espionage or working to undermine the Iranian government, increasing the risk of lengthy detention, criminal charges and/or receiving the death penalty," it adds.
FCDO warns that terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Iran: "Attacks could happen anywhere, including in places visited by foreigners".