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.

Iran to Mark Annual Anti-Israel Al Quds Rally with Vehicles, Online

Monday, May 18, 2020

Iran is slated to mark next week’s annual antisemitic Quds Day rally, calling for the obliteration of  Israel. by permitting people to drive in vehicles and  participate in an online event rather than march through the streets, so as to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced the vehicle protest on state-controlled television on … Read More

Holy Jewish Site of Esther and Mordechai Set Ablaze in Iran – Reports

Monday, May 18, 2020

BERLIN – National Director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Jonathan Greenblatt announced Friday on Twitter that the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Iran was torched. “Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight. We hope that the authorities bring the perpetrators of this antisemitic … Read More

U.S. Accuses Iran of Defying UN Nuclear Deal Resolution

Friday, May 15, 2020

The United States accused Tehran on Wednesday of defying the UN resolution endorsing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with a satellite launch last month and also argued it is continuing to violate a UN arms embargo. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations made the allegations at an informal meeting of experts from the Security … Read More

An Iran Arms Embargo by Other Means

Thursday, May 14, 2020

As the United States and countries around the world struggle with getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control, decision points on other issues affecting American national interests continue to approach unabated. Despite the pandemic, the Trump administration and Congress will need to deal with near term national security challenges such as the mid-October conclusion to the … Read More

Iran Building Advanced Weapons Site in East Syria – Report

Thursday, May 14, 2020

An underground advanced weapons facility is being built at Imam Ali military base in Al-Bukamal, Syria’s border area with Iraq, recent satellite imagery captured by ImageSat International (ISI) shows. Satellite images from the area captured May 12 by ISI show bulldozers at the entrance of a 15-foot-wide structure on the northwestern edge of the base, … Read More

19 Iranians Killed, 15 Injured After Navy Vessel Hit by Friendly Fire

Monday, May 11, 2020

Some 19 Iranians have been killed and 15 others injured after an Iranian Navy vessel was reportedly hit by friendly fire during a naval exercise in the waters off of the Jask Port in the Gulf of Oman on Sunday. The IRGC-affiliated Tasnim News Agency reported that 19 soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded … Read More

Israeli Firm Uncovers Iran-Linked Attempt to Hack US Virus Drugmaker Gilead

Monday, May 11, 2020

An Israeli cybersecurity firm last week uncovered an attempt by Iran-linked hackers to breach US drug company Gilead Sciences, which is racing to roll out a treatment for COVID-19. It was unclear whether the hacking attempt was successful, according to the Reuters news agency, which first reported the incident on Friday. The web domains and servers used … Read More

Iran Regime Pledges Annual ‘Quds Day’ Urging Israel’s Destruction Will Go Ahead, Despite Coronavirus

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Iranian regime’s annual day of rallies and demonstrations calling for the destruction of the State of Israel will go ahead this year despite the coronavirus pandemic. According to Press TV — the Iranian regime’s English-language propaganda arm — “pro-Palestinian groups in London and elsewhere across Britain plan to replace street rallies with online events to commemorate the … Read More

Report: Iran behind recent cyberattack on Israel’s water supply

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Iran is the suspected culprit behind last month’s cyberattack on several facilities operated by Israel’s Water Authority, Fox News reported Thursday, citing a source among US officials. According to the channel, Iranian hackers routed the attack through servers located in the United States. It cited a senior official with the Energy Department as stressing President Donald Trump … Read More