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.

Fire bomb hits Iranian court where wrestler was sentenced to death

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

09/29/2020 In apparent retaliation for the execution of the reportedly innocent Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari, assailants on Sunday fire bombed the entrance of the revolutionary court in the city of Shiraz that sentenced him to death. Video footage of the reported explosion was posted on social media on Sunday. The Iranian regime-controlled news outlet … Read More

Iran-trained terrorists captured in Saudi Arabia, raid results in seizure of weapons, explosives

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

09/28/2020 Three of 10 operatives trained by IRGC in explosives-making, Saudi officials say Saudi Arabia arrested an alleged terrorist cell of 10 people, the Saudi Presidency of State Security said in a statement Monday. Three of them reportedly have ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), after receiving training with producing explosives in October … Read More

Ex-US intel. head urges Olympics to ban Iran for murder of wrestler

Monday, September 28, 2020

09/27/2020 The former US acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the Islamic Republic of Iran from sports competitions after the regime murdered the reportedly innocent champion wrestler Navid Afkari. “For engagement to work, there also needs to be moments where you say, ‘This has crossed … Read More

US slaps sanctions on Iranians over execution of wrestler

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/25/2020 The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an Iranian judge who sentenced a wrestler to death over his role in protests — an execution that triggered international outrage. Navid Afkari, 27, who had won national competitions, was hanged earlier this month after being convicted of murder during demonstrations two years ago in the … Read More

Iran could produce nuclear weapon by end of year – report

Monday, September 21, 2020

09/20/2020 US to unveil more sanctions against Tehran on Monday Iran could gather enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year, an unnamed senior US official told Reuters on Sunday.  “Iran is clearly doing everything it can to keep in existence a virtual turnkey capability to get back into the … Read More

U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions on Iranian ‘cyber threat group’

Friday, September 18, 2020

09/17/2020 The United States has imposed sanctions on two Iranian entities and 45 associated individuals who carried out a malware campaign targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists and international travel companies, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday. The department named one of the entities as Iranian cyber threat group Advanced Persistent Threat 39 and the other … Read More

Iran reveals ‘strength’ of new long-range missiles amid peace signings

Thursday, September 17, 2020

09/13/2020 In an exclusive interview with Iran’s Tasnim News Agency over the weekend, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami spoke of the strength, readiness and capability of his defense forces and their new missile capabilities. He spoke directly about new missiles that were unveiled on August 31. Hatami discussed the quality and quantity of the missiles … Read More

Trump: Attack by Iran against US will be met with response 1000x greater

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

09/15/2020 United States President Donald Trump threatened the Iranian regime on Monday over its planned assassination against the US ambassador to South Africa. Citing CIA and US intelligence sources, Politico reported that the regime was currently weighing an attempt on the life of Ambassador Lana Marks in response to America’s assassination of Revolutionary Guards commander … Read More

CIA: Iran Seeks to Assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa

Monday, September 14, 2020

09/14/2020 Iran is weighing an assassination attempt against the US ambassador to South Africa, Politico reported early Monday morning. Citing multiple US intelligence sources and a CIA global threats document, the report frames the issue as the Islamic Republic’s preferred method for retaliating against US President Donald Trump’s assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds … Read More

Iran Executes 27-Year-Old Champion Wrestler Despite Global Outcry

Saturday, September 12, 2020

09/12/2020 Iran’s state TV reported on Saturday that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after he purportedly confessed to the crime. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi as saying on Saturday: “The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Turkman, was carried out … Read More