Hey, I just got back from Iran and its a superb and much under-rated travel destination. However, you are quite correct in that the FCO advise against all travel whereas the Australian DFAT doesn't.
Which means many insurers can't cover you for that.
I really don't know of any alternatives for you although if you email Phil in WorldNomads Safety Hub he might be able to find one for you.
Good luck. about 6 years ago
Try contacting these people - it's a website to help you find British Insurance Brokers. This link specificaly searches those ones who can help with Travel and War Risk.
Good luck! about 6 years ago