Is Tehran nice?

Is Tehran nice?

Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, and warm friendly people. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary. The city can be roughly divided into two different parts - north and south.

How dangerous is Iran?

Iran is generally a very safe place to travel, so much so that many travellers describe it as the 'safest country I've ever been to', or 'much safer than travelling in Europe'.

What was Soleimani in Iraq?

Soleimani had a significant role in Iran's fight against ISIL in Iraq. He was described as the "linchpin" bringing together Kurdish and Shia forces to fight ISIS, overseeing joint operations conducted by the two groups.

What killed Soleimani?

Janu, Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq

What was Qasem Soleimani doing in Baghdad?

Qassem Soleimani was on a not-so-secret trip to Iraq to meet with politicians and military allies when the US assassinated him in Baghdad last week. We now know his trip likely had a secret component: coordinating an intensifying campaign of rocket strikes to maim and kill some of the 5,000 American troops based there.

Are Iraq and Iran allies?

Iran and Iraq are very close allies supporting each other against ISIS. The relationship between the two countries is strong in part due to the fact that both governments operate on a Shi'ite system of governance. ... Iran has an embassy in Baghdad and four consulate generals in Basrah, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and Karbala.

Are there still US military in Syria?

The US still has 3,500 troops in Iraq and several hundred more in Syria. Any benefit the US may get from those deployments is dwarfed by the risks of keeping them there.

Are US troops in Syria now?

A U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle in Manbij, northern Syria, in 2018. Some 900 U.S. troops now remain in Syria — a relatively small force that some see as key to preventing a resurgence of Islamic State.

Why is the US military in Syria?

In Kobani, a town in northern Syria near the Turkish border, American air bombing helped Kurdish fighters end an Islamic State siege. ... But under Pentagon pressure, he later agreed to keep U.S. forces in the east to continue working with the SDF and to help protect oil fields from Islamic State.

Are there American troops in Iraq?

There are now 2,500 U.S. service members in Iraq and 2,500 in Afghanistan. It is the lowest number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan since operations started there in 2001.

Can you fly to Syria?

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office ( FCDO ) advise against all travel to Syria. British nationals in Syria should leave by any practical means.