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Britain warns its citizens against traveling to Iran

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The British Foreign Office has warned its citizens or individuals of British nationality not to travel to Iran unless necessary.

According to a statement posted on the website of the British Foreign Office on Friday, an update has been issued to travel conditions to Iran for British citizens.

According to these instructions, dual Iranian-British citizens should refrain from traveling to Iran, unless necessary.

British citizens planning to travel to Iran were also asked not to go to Baluchistan, 100 kilometers from the Iran-Afghanistan border and 10 kilometers from the Iran-Iraq border.

This is the second time the UK has issued such a warning to its citizens in a year, following the arrest of several British Iranians after their travel to Iran.

Human rights groups say the Iranian regime is using the issue of foreign and dual-nationality detainees as a pressure card to win concessions from Western countries.

The Iranian-British Nazneen Zagari Ratcliffe, who was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard two years ago on her return from Iran at Khomeini International Airport on charges of espionage and then sentenced to five years in jail, is still causing differences between London and Tehran.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Iran against new sanctions if it continued to detain dual nationals.