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.

Mike Pompeo Says US Has Expanded Scope of Iran Metals Sanctions

Friday, July 31, 2020

7/31/2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said he was expanding the scope of Iran metals sanctions, targeting 22 specific materials that he said were used in connection with Iran’s nuclear, military or ballistic missile programs. Pompeo in a statement called it a “major expansion” of the Iran metals-related sanctions administered by the … Read More

Iran: Khamenei Says Missile, Nuclear Programs Non-Negotiable

Friday, July 31, 2020

7/31/2020 Khamenei says ‘national capabilities,’ economy diversification key to withstanding US pressure Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs were not negotiable, Reuters reported Friday. In a televised address, Iran’s supreme leader also said that the US sanctions on his country “are aimed at collapsing our economy,” as well as … Read More

Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles From Underground For 1st Time, During Major Drill

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles for the first time, as part of an exercise involving a mock-up aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday. It was the latest barrage in a drill that the previous day saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches. Drone … Read More

Iran Fires Missile at Mock Aircraft Carrier Resembling U.S. Warship

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday. The exercise was aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The drill, in a waterway through which 20% of all traded oil passes, underlines the lingering threat … Read More

Explosion In Iran’s Kermanshah Province, No Casualties Reported – Mizan

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

An explosion has set a fuel tank on fire in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Tuesday, Iran’s Mizan news agency reported, in the latest in a series of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites “An explosion in a fuel tank occurred in Dolat Abad industrial area parking area,” Mizan said, … Read More

Tehran Moves Mock US Aircraft Carrier to Strait of Hormuz in Possible Military Exercises

Monday, July 27, 2020

The ship is a replica of the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered multipurpose aircraft carrier Iran has moved a mock US aircraft carrier to the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington, satellite images released on Monday showed, signaling the likelihood of a live-fire exercise being planned by the Islamic Republic, the Associated Press … Read More

Khamenei: Iran Will Deal ‘Reciprocal Blow’ to US for Soleimani Killing

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Iranian supreme leader tells Iraqi PM he expects his country to expel US forces from region Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei threatened Washington on Tuesday over the killing of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in January in Iraq. “They killed your guest in your house and blatantly confessed to it,” Khamenei told Iraqi counterpart Mustafa … Read More

5 Iran-Backed Fighters killed In Alleged Israeli Strikes On Syria Sites

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital, a Britain-based monitoring group said Tuesday. The missile attack on Monday night hit weapons depots and military positions belonging to Syrian regime forces and Iran-backed militia fighters south of Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The attack … Read More

Iran Calls Off Executions of Three Protesters Trump Tweeted About

Monday, July 20, 2020

Iran has reportedly suspended the decision to execute three protesters whose cases were part of a global social media campaign that eventually became the subject of a US President Donald Trump tweet. According to reports the sentence was suspended and the lawyer for the protesters has sought a retrial with the Supreme Court. It now … Read More

Rare Daytime Rocket Attack Hits Baghdad As Iran Foreign Minister Visits

Monday, July 20, 2020

BAGHDAD — A rare daytime rocket attack hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Sunday, security sources said, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met top Iraqi officials. At least two rockets hit outside the US embassy in the high-security zone, they told AFP. Diplomats based in the neighborhood said they could hear sirens blaring for … Read More