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.

Israel’s campaign to disrupt the Iranian war machine in Syria continues

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Israeli airstrikes that rocked the Syrian village of Aqrabah, southeast of Damascus, on Saturday night are the latest phase in an ongoing shadow war against Iran that has been described by the Israeli defense establishment as an “active defense campaign.” The strikes destroyed an Iranian cell active in Syria commanded by Quds Force chief … Read More

IDF: Foiled drone strike planned and funded by Iran from luxury villa near Damascus

Monday, August 26, 2019

The IDF attack targeted Shi’ite militiamen that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds force brought into Syria, funded and trained. In recent weeks, the drone equipment also arrived at Damascus International Airport alongside Iranian experts, who, together with local Shiite activists, gathered at the fenced complex in the village of Aqraba, south of the Syrian capital. … Read More

Israel thwarts Iranian ‘killer drone’ attack

Monday, August 26, 2019

Israel said Sunday it thwarted a major attack by Iranian “killer drones” operating from an air base in Syria, and officials warned Tehran that its forces are not safe anywhere in the region. “In a major operational effort, we have thwarted an attack against Israel by the Iranian Quds Force & Shi’ite militias. I reiterate: … Read More

Iranian team to skip World Judo Championship to avoid competing against Israelis

Friday, August 23, 2019

In a move that should surprise no one, Iranian judokas will boycott the World Judo Championship 2019 in Tokyo next week, despite a public promise issued by Iran’s Olympic committee that its athletes would cease boycotting such competitions for political reasons. The Israeli national team had believed that only Iranian judokas in specific weight classes … Read More

Iran-backed militia walks back accusation that Israel, US behind Iraq strikes

Thursday, August 22, 2019

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The head of Iraq’s paramilitary Shiite forces, supported by Iran, appeared Thursday to walk back a statement made by his deputy, who blamed Israeli drones and said the US was responsible for a series of attacks on bases run by the militia. Faleh al-Fayyadh said that the Wednesday statement by his deputy, … Read More

Explosion rocks arms depot of Iran-backed militia near Baghdad

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks. The explosions have occurred in bases and warehouses belonging to militia groups under the umbrella … Read More

Report: US, Russia gave Israel green light to strike Iran in Syria, Iraq

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Israel has conducted several strikes on Iranian-controlled bases in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks with permission from the United States and Russia, a Western diplomatic source told a Saudi-owned newspaper Wednesday. Moscow and Washington agreed that the Jewish state could conduct these attacks on Iranian targets in order to “ensure Israel’s security,” the source … Read More

Iranian supertanker that US tried to seize is now heading toward Greece

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and was heading Monday east into the Mediterranean Sea, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, … Read More

Michael Pompeo: Trump administration pressure is weakening Iran’s regime

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Trump administration has implemented an unprecedented pressure campaign on Iran’s leaders with two objectives: First, to deprive the Iranian regime of the money it needs to support its destabilizing activities. Second, to force the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the negotiating table to conclude a comprehensive and enduring deal. The comprehensive deal we seek with … Read More

A Malevolent Iran Hurts U.S. Friends in Iraq

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Jonathan Spyer’s “Israeli Jets Appear to Have Struck Iraq for the First Time Since 1981” (op-ed, Aug. 2) offers a discouraging insight into Iran’s malign influence in the region, and the U.S. response. One of the sites of the reported attack is Camp Ashraf in Iraq, which from 1986 to 2012 housed 3,400 members of … Read More