The Bureau of Consular Affairs of U.S. Department of State has warned the Iranian-Americans of the risks of travel to Iran. The statement which released on December 07, 2012 warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Accordingly dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel.
A similar warning had been issued on April 27, 2012 which urged Iranian-Americans to avoid any unnecessary travels to Iran. Now the U.S. Department of State has repeated its warning toward citizens. “Some elements in Iran remain hostile to the United States. As a result, U.S. citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran. Since 2009, Iranian authorities have prevented the departure, in some cases for several months, of a number of Iranian-American citizens, including journalists and academics, who traveled to Iran for personal or professional reasons.” Statement read.
Recently the tensions between Iran and the United States have been increased. The senate has passed a new bill against Iranian government which restricts Iran’s economy and impose new round of sanctions on this country.