Things are not as easy to understand as they appear. The United States recently added economic sanctions (February 16, 2012) that prohibit U. S. citizens from engaging in any transactions with the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, and block any property interests that the Ministry has in the United States. All members of the Iranian Ministry are also barred from travel to the United States.  The intellectual property sanctions were added because of Iran’s broad support of terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda (Sunni – Wahhabi), Hezbollah (Shi’ite, located in Lebanon), HAMAS (Sunni, located Gaza Strip). What should surprise us is that Iranian support is not limited to Iran’s Shi’ite interests, but also include Sunni terrorist organization, Al-Qaeda.

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Iranian Intelligence Ministry.