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.

Trump Confirms US Will Seek ‘Snapback’ of International Sanctions on Iran

Thursday, August 20, 2020

08/20/2020 US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will activate a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing UN sanctions on Iran, escalating a row with European allies that has huge repercussions for the Iranian nuclear deal. Pompeo will travel to New York on Thursday to notify the United Nations Security Council … Read More

Iran Claims It Has New Cruise Missiles and Advanced Drones – Report

Thursday, August 20, 2020

08/20/2020 Iran claimed to unveil new missiles and drones this week. A ballistic missile named for former IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani was shown off in the presence of the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The new exhibit also included drones and a cruise missile named for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the former head of … Read More

The Iran threat

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

CUFI Coffee Break Lesson 28 Since 1979, after the violent Islamic Revolution empowered radical fundamentalists committed to dominating the Middle East, Iran’s hatred of Israel and America has been the foundation of its foreign policy. The State Department recognizes Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. For decades, the world sought to isolate … Read More

Iran Paid Bounties for Targeting US Troops, Intelligence Reportedly Suggests

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

08/17/2020 U.S. intelligence reportedly indicates Iran’s government offered bounties to Taliban fighters to target U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. A Pentagon briefing document said a foreign government paid the Haqqani network, led by a top Taliban leader, to attack Bagram Air Base last December, CNN reported. While the government in question is classified in the memo, two sources … Read More

Report: US Seizes Vessels With Iranian Gasoline En Route To Venezuela

Friday, August 14, 2020

08/14/2020 Iranian ambassador to Venezuela denies report, brands it ‘yet another lie’ by US The United States has seized the cargo on four tankers allegedly loaded with Iranian gasoline destined for Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reported. The US Justice Department issued a warrant last month to seize the cargo of the tankers Bella, Bering, … Read More

Iranian Official: UAE Will Be ‘Engulfed In Zionism Fire’

Thursday, August 13, 2020

08/13/2020 A special adviser to the speaker of Iran’s parliament issued the first response from an Iranian official to the normalization deal announced between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. “UAE’s new approach for normalizing ties w/fake, criminal #Israel doesn’t maintain peace & security, but serves ongoing Zionists’ crimes,” wrote Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an … Read More

US Military Says Iran Seized, Released Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz Area: Report

Thursday, August 13, 2020

08/13/2020 Liberian-flagged tanker said released five hours after Iranian commandos descended onto its deck Iran’s naval forces seized an oil tanker flying the Liberian flag, releasing it in five hours, US military said on Thursday. The US Central Command posted a video of the incident on its Twitter handle, capturing Iranian commandos descending onto the … Read More

Elliott Abrams Tapped as US Iran Envoy After Hook Resigns

Friday, August 7, 2020

08/06/2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has resigned. He is being replaced by Elliott Abrams, a veteran foreign-policy expert and policy hawk who currently is the State Department’s special representative for Venezuela. Since August 2018, Hook has been a primary Trump administration figure putting pressure on … Read More

Iran Investigating Cause of Fire at Industrial Facility Near Tehran

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

08/04/2020 A fire broke out at an Iranian industrial area near Tehran on Tuesday, Iranian state TV reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites. “The fire broke out at the industrial area of the Jajrud district in the Pardis county this morning … there were no … Read More