I want to know if Iran is safe for foreigners because I am interested in self-preservation. But it’s difficult to take travel advisories and what diplomats say at face value because in the political realm, much more is at stake than the truth.
Internet in Iran can be tricky to use for newcomers. But contrary to the myth, you are NOT shutoff from friends and family after you arrive in Iran. You can easily call back home by voice and video if you have the right apps on your device. You should plan ahead before your arrival on what apps to use to stay in touch.