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.

Israeli embassies up security over Iran attack threat

Thursday, October 31, 2019

(October 30, 2019 / JNS) Israeli embassies are reportedly increasing security due to growing fears of a possible Iranian terrorist attack on Israeli targets abroad. The move comes amid increased tensions with Iran in the region and following its attack against Saudi Arabian oil facilities last month, Israeli public radio broadcaster Kan reported on Monday. … Read More

Netanyahu: Iranian precision-guided missiles in Yemen can reach Israel

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

(October 29, 2019 / JNS) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of deploying precision-guided missiles in Yemen for use against Israel, adding that Iran is already using Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for this purpose. Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Netanyahu said Iran’s aim … Read More

Mnuchin promises new US sanctions, part of ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

“We are not doing this to hurt the people of Iran; we are doing this so that Iran stops their bad activities and exporting terrorism, looking to create nuclear capabilities and missiles,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (October 28, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Read More

US Navy Secretary assures: ‘We’re completely defensible’ against Iran

Friday, October 25, 2019

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer responded to questions at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., about U.S. naval preparedness amid domestic and geopolitical challenges. (October 24, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said on Wednesday that the U.S. Navy is “completely defensible” against the Iranian threat, including in the Persian Gulf. … Read More

Iran’s supreme leader: ‘We will never give up our resistance against America’

Friday, October 25, 2019

“Death to America! We are the conquerors of Jerusalem and the destroyers of Haifa! Death to Israel! [We are] on the path to conquer Palestine!” Iranian soldiers chant at IRGC officer’s academy ceremony. (October 24, 2019 / MEMRI) Iran will never give up its resistance against America, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at … Read More

Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to the Jewish state, Army Radio reported Tuesday evening. Unlike ballistic missiles, which usually fly through a high arc on the way to the target, cruise missiles and drones … Read More

Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is sending about 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia in the latest military response by the Trump administration after it accused Iran of attacks last month on Saudi oil facilities, the Pentagon said on Friday. The move came only five days after President Trump said that his desire to terminate … Read More

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Friday, October 11, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. There was no word from Saudi Arabia on the reported attack and Saudi … Read More

Iran Oil Tanker Is Hit by Missiles, State Media Report

Friday, October 11, 2019

Explosions rocked an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea early Friday, in what the state news media described as a missile attack, raising fears about increasing tensions in an already volatile and economically crucial region. The circumstances of the attack remained murky, with conflicting reports in the state news media about whether the ship … Read More