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.

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

US Imposes Sanctions on Companies, Individuals Trading Oil With Iranian Regime

Friday, September 4, 2020

09/03/2020 The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Thursday against five companies and three individuals for breaking an embargo on the oil trade with Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the companies were being sanctioned for “knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petroleum … Read More

Iran Accused of Torturing Hundreds Following 2019 Protests

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

09/02/2020 Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Iran’s security forces of using torture to extract confessions, saying hundreds of people have been jailed since a sweeping crackdown against protests last year. Demonstrations erupted across Iran in November 2019 after a major petrol price hike, but they were put down by security forces with mass arrests amid … Read More

More German Intel Confirms Iran Seeks Tech for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Friday, August 28, 2020

08/27/2020 The domestic intelligence agency for the German state of Saarland added new weight to intelligence reports from its sister states that previously confirmed the Islamic Republic of Iran sought technology for weapons of mass destruction and missile carrier systems during time period of 2019. The Jerusalem Post reviewed the 112-page intelligence report, which was … Read More

In Jerusalem, Pompeo Talks With Israeli Leaders About Joint Efforts to ‘Counter Iran’s Destabilizing Influence’ in Middle East

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

08/24/2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Jerusalem on Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials. A State Department spokesperson said Pompeo and Netanyahu talked about “our nations’ ongoing efforts to counter Iran’s destabilizing influence in the region and the success of the Abraham Accords agreement, establishing diplomatic relations … Read More

A Second JCPOA Would Accelerate Nuclear Proliferation | Opinion

Monday, August 24, 2020

08/24/2020 Two recent nuclear-related developments in the Middle East have caused renewed concerns of nuclear proliferation, and Iran’s malign ambitions will only exacerbate those concerns if not kept in check. Two of the strongest detractors of the failed nuclear deal between the Obama-Biden administration and the Islamic Republic of Iran were the Gulf nations of Saudi … Read More

Why Would Our Allies Allow an Enemy Like Iran to Rearm?

Friday, August 21, 2020

08/20/2020 The United Nations Security Council surpassed itself last week when it rejected Washington’s effort to extend a 2007 arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran, granting approval to the world’s largest state sponsor of terror to import and export conventional weapons again. The U.S. expected China and Russia to veto the measure, as Beijing and … Read More

US Demands ‘Snapback’ Restoration of UN Sanctions Against Iran

Friday, August 21, 2020

08/20/2020 The Trump administration on Thursday formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all UN sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the notification to the president of the UN Security Council, setting the stage for a showdown in … Read More