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’s President Warns US of ‘Crushing Response’ if Arms Embargo is Extended

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened the United States in a speech on Wednesday if it decides to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is set to expire in October. Rouhani also criticized America for withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in 2018, according to a Reuters report. “If America wants to return to the deal, it … Read More

US ‘Hopeful’ UN Will Extend Iran Arms Embargo

Monday, May 4, 2020

The United States is “hopeful” the UN Security Council will extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October, a top US State Department envoy said on Thursday, despite a key Russian official signaling that Moscow opposed such a move. Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said the United States had … Read More

Top Iran Official Threatens to Destroy Israeli Cities Amid Simmering Row with US

Monday, May 4, 2020

Tehran will “raze Israeli cities to the ground” if Jerusalem or Washington dares to take any preemptive military action against the Islamic Republic, a top Iranian official told Al Jazeera during an interview late last month. “If the Zionist entity takes even the slightest initiative, you may rest assured that we will raze the Israeli … Read More

Don’t Make COVID-19 an Excuse for Iran’s Bad Behavior

Thursday, April 30, 2020

In recent weeks, former Obama Administration officials have been busy echoing Iranian calls for sanctions relief. They should be forcefully rejected by all those concerned with anything but enriching powerful regime leaders, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s terror proxies. Sanctions relief will not help the Iranian people. The architects and champions of the … Read More

US Agency: Iran’s Regime ‘Propagates and Tolerates Antisemitism’

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

BERLIN – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday published its 2020 report on states who persecute religious minorities. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s antisemitic targeting its tiny Jewish population, Israel, Christians and Jews in the Diaspora, was cited in the report. “Iranian officials and clerics regularly call for the elimination … Read More

Iran Imposes Flogging on Christian Convert for Peaceful Protest

Friday, April 24, 2020

BERLIN – The Islamic Republic of Iran imposed a sentence of lashes and prison on Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi, one of Iran’s most famous converts to Christianity, because she allegedly “disturbed the public order.” The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent  federal government commission, slammed Iran’s regime on Wednesday writing “USCIRF condemns Iran’s … Read More

Pompeo: Iran Military Satellite Launch May Violate UN Resolution

Thursday, April 23, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Iran’s launch of a military satellite may have defied U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 and that Tehran should be held “accountable.” UNSC Resolution 2231 endorsed the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program. “Every nation has an obligation to go to the … Read More