Iran

Since our inception, CUFI has been opposed to the radical regime in Iran and its vehement hatred of Israel. Iran’s obsession with destroying Israel began in 1979 after the violent Islamic Revolution empowered radical fundamentalists committed to dominating the Middle East. Ever since, Iran’s hatred of Israel and the United States has been the foundation of its foreign policy.

Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Iran’s proxies, including the terrorist-army Hezbollah, are all over the world. CUFI is committed to countering Iran’s malevolence through sanctions on the Islamic Republic and efforts to disrupt military and financial support of Hezbollah. Furthermore, CUFI supports the Iranian people and those who protest Tehran’s tyranny as they seek regime change from the Islamic Republic’s oppressive government.

Pompeo: US Seized Iranian Weapons on Way to Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen as he renewed his call for the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran. “The Security Council must extend the arms embargo on Iran to … Read More

Iranian Regime May be Criminally Liable for Downing of Ukrainian Plane

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Iranian authorities allowed commercial flights to fly in and out of Tehran while missiles were being fired, putting civilian lives at risk, as closing the airspace would have revealed the regimes’ intention to strike US military bases in Iraq, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has heard. If the allegation is correct, the Iranian regime may … Read More

Iran says nuclear program ‘unstoppable,’ warns Israel not to strike

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Iran vowed on Tuesday to maintain its nuclear program despite Israel’s alleged efforts to sabotage it, stressing that the recent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment center was not going disrupt its pace. Iran has recently reactivated key parts of its nuclear program in response to US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. As a result, … Read More

At Least Two Killed as Blast Rocks Factory South of Tehran

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Local media cite Kahrizak district official as saying incident caused by negligent handling of oxygen tanks At least two people were killed and several more wounded in a blast at a “cutting factory” south of the Iranian capital of Tehran, al-Arabiya reported Tuesday. The news portal cited a local media outlet based on Telegram, a messenger app … Read More

Iran Vows to Stand by Hamas in Destroying Israel

Monday, July 6, 2020

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Monday to fight with the Palestinians against Israel until the Jewish state’s demise. In an online letter on Twitter addressing senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh in response to the latter’s letter on Israel, the Iranian leader commended the terrorist leader for his actions to thwart Israel’s intention to … Read More

Iran Claims to Have Built Underground ‘Missile Cities’ on Gulf Coast

Monday, July 6, 2020

A top commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday that Iran has built underground “missile cities” all along its southern coast, warning they would be a “nightmare” for Tehran’s enemies. Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, who heads the IRGC Navy, said Iran has also constructed so-called missile cities offshore. He said the sites … Read More

Iran Admits Fire at Natanz Nuclear Site Set Back Its Centrifuge Program

Monday, July 6, 2020

Iran admitted Sunday that its Natanz nuclear facility had incurred “considerable” damage from a mysterious fire last week that ravaged a building at the site, as satellite pictures appeared to show widespread devastation at the sensitive facility. Iran had sought to downplay the damage from the blaze, though analysts said it had likely destroyed an … Read More

IMF is Angling to Undermine US Sanctions Against Iran

Thursday, July 2, 2020

When I served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, I made it clear that the American people expect the institution to uphold its founding ideals, and to hold irresponsible regimes accountable for their actions. That was badly needed in the cases of Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others. The same is … Read More

US Accuses Iran of Destabilizing Middle East, Calls for Indefinite Arms Embargo

Thursday, July 2, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the UN Security Council on Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October, prompting Russia to slam Washington’s policy toward Tehran as like “putting a knee” to the country’s neck. The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would indefinitely … Read More

‘Incident’ Damages Building Near Iran Nuclear Plant

Thursday, July 2, 2020

An “incident” damaged an under-construction building Thursday near Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though it did not affect its centrifuge operations or cause any release of radiation, a spokesman said. The affected building, described as an “industrial shed,” was above ground and not part of the enrichment facility itself, said Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman … Read More