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 threatens to close Strait of Hormuz after US ends sanction waivers

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A top Iranian naval commander  threatened on Monday to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, in response to the US decision to end sanction waivers on Iranian oil imports, as Tehran fumed over the “illegal” move. “If we are banned from using it, we will close it,” Gen. Ali Reza Tangsiri, the head of the … Read More

Iranian parliament designates all US military forces as terrorists

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media said Tuesday the parliament has approved a bill that labels all US military forces as terrorist. The legislation is a step further after Iranian lawmakers last week approved a bill labeling US troops in the Mideast as terrorist, a day after the US terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard came … Read More

France said to tell Lebanon: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian-backed missile plant

Monday, April 22, 2019

France has warned Lebanon that Israel will not tolerate the existence of an Iranian-backed manufacturing facility for precision-guided missiles located inside the country, the London-based Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Saturday. Diplomatic sources from within the Arab world told the newspaper details of the facility were conveyed to France from the US and originated with … Read More

Iran appoints fiery general who vows to destroy Israel as new IRGC head

Monday, April 22, 2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shuffled the top ranks of the hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Sunday, appointing the deputy chief of the hardline force as its top leader. Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami was made commander of the IRGC, replacing Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari, who has headed the military force since 2007, according to … Read More

Iranian terror network exposed in Central Africa

Friday, April 19, 2019

Channel i24NEWS reported on Thursday that Chad and the Central African Republic have uncovered an Iranian terror network operating in their territories as well as in other countries. The members of the network have been arrested. According to the report, the unit called “Saraya Zahara” established an infrastructure of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force … Read More

Iran president urges Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Thursday, April 18, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism,” in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was … Read More

Chanting ‘death to Israel,’ Iranians rally against US blacklisting of Guard

Friday, April 12, 2019

TEHRAN — Iranians rallied on Friday against the US’s decision to designate the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization. Thousands of worshippers came out of mosques after prayers and burned flags of both the US and Israel while also chanting traditional anti-US and anti-Israel slogans at such rallies of “Death to America” … Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: The Supreme Leader’s Military-Industrial Complex

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

President Trump’s declaration that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization is the first time the United States government has designated a part of another country’s military as that type of threat. In doing so, Mr. Trump took broad aim at a pillar of the Iranian state, which exerts enormous influence in … Read More

After Guard blacklisted, Iran president says US is ‘leader of world terrorism’

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the United States was the real “leader of world terrorism” after Washington blacklisted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a “foreign terrorist organization.” “Who are you to label revolutionary institutions as terrorists?” Rouhani asked in a speech broadcast live by state television. Speaking at a ceremony to … Read More

Iran threatens U.S. troops in Mideast if IRGC designated as terror group

Monday, April 8, 2019

Iranian Major General Mohammed Ali Jafari warned that US troops could be targets in response to reports that the US would list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a designated terrorist organization. Jafari is the head of the IRGC. Jafari made the threat on Sunday, stating that the US forces in “West Asia” by which … Read More