There's an accord signed by 117 countries, outlining what super-powered or enhanced individuals can do in times of crisis. I expect that Stark is the most high profile, so they took him in to tell us to stop trying to do the job that we haven't signed up for. And that he had, but neglected to wait for an ok before he acted.
I'll see if a friend of mine can put a few calls in about that. It might be better right now to keep any tips like that as anonymous as possible.