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 unveils three new precision-guided missiles

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran unveiled three precision-guided missiles on Tuesday, with the defense minister saying they show the country is ready to defend itself in the face of US “viciousness and conspiracies.” The new lineup of air-to-air missiles dubbed the “Yasin,” “Balaban” and a new series of the “Ghaem” were developed jointly by the ministry … Read More

Iran said increasing Hamas funding to $30m per month, wants intel on Israel

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Iran has agreed to massively increase its monthly payments to Palestinian terror group Hamas in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities, an Israeli television network reported Monday. The Islamic Republic is a longtime financial supporter of Hamas, the terror organization that rules the Gaza Strip and is committed to Israel’s destruction. In a recent … Read More

Iran says it will further breach nuclear deal in one month unless Europeans act

Monday, August 5, 2019

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran told European powers on Monday it would further reduce compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal in about a month’s time if they were still failing to protect it from crippling U.S. sanctions, reimposed after Washington exited the deal. European signatories to the deal have so far been helpless to prevent U.S. … Read More

Senior Iranian commander: The Islamic republic is on Israel’s borders

Monday, August 5, 2019

Iran’s front has extended to the Mediterranean Sea and the borders of Israel, a senior Iranian commander said on Monday. “Our defensive depth has stretched to the Mediterranean Sea and our front has extended to the borders of the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig.-Gen. Mehdi Rabbani … Read More

UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

Monday, August 5, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, Iran’s foreign minister lambasted recent U.S. financial sanctions against him, calling the move a “failure” for diplomacy. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad … Read More

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat

Friday, August 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took the unusual step on Wednesday of placing sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, essentially cutting off the clearest avenue for talks with Iran by punishing the man who negotiated the 2015 nuclear agreement. Senior administration officials described the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif — an American-educated diplomat who is well … Read More

Iran vows to restart activities at Arak heavy water facility

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization on Sunday told Iranian lawmakers that the country will restart activities at the Arak heavy water facility, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, citing a lawmaker who was at the meeting. Ali Akbar Salehi attended a parliamentary session to discuss recent developments in the 2015 nuclear deal, which … Read More

In fresh challenge, defiant Iran tests medium-range missile – report

Friday, July 26, 2019

  After openly breaching the terms of the nuclear deal, Iran this week also conducted a medium-range ballistic missile test in violation of Security Council resolutions, a report said late Thursday. The country tested a Shahab-3 missile on Wednesday, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed US military official. It was launched from southern … Read More

6 Iranians among 9 dead in Israeli strike on Syria, monitor says

Friday, July 26, 2019

Six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime were among those killed in reported Israeli missile strikes in southern Syria this week, a war monitor said Thursday. Israeli missiles targeted “military positions and intelligence facilities belonging to Iran and [pro-Iranian] militias” in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra early on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for … Read More

Shin Bet: Iranian-led network tried to recruit operatives in Israel

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A Syrian-based terrorist network that tried to recruit Israelis and Palestinians on behalf of the Iranian intelligence was uncovered recently, the Shin Bet security agency said on Wednesday. The network was run by a Syrian figure called Abu Jihad, who together with Iranian officials used fake Facebook profiles to make initial contact with potential recruits. … Read More