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.

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

Iran Threatens ‘Decisive’ Action to US ‘Miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

Monday, April 20, 2020

Iran’s Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (NEDSA) said in a statement published on its affiliated Sepah News website on Sunday that its response to U.S. “error in calculation” in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman would be “decisive.” “We advise the Americans to follow international regulations and maritime protocols in the Persian Gulf … Read More

Iran Regime will Develop Nuclear Submarines Says Navy Commander

Friday, April 17, 2020

BERLIN -The head of navy for the Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Thursday that Tehran will build nuclear submarines. “It’s a king of neglecting if the Islamic Republic does not think about using nuclear propulsion in submarines … this domestic capability exists in the Defense Ministry regarding the production of submarines bigger than Fateh and certainly, the developing … Read More

Swarm of Iranian Boats Harassed US Ships in Persian Gulf, Navy Says

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Close to a dozen vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ navy spent an hour making repeated “dangerous and harassing approaches” near American ships operating in international waters on Wednesday, according to Navy officials. The 11 vessels carried out the aggressive moves in the Persian Gulf, Naval Forces Central Command said in a news … Read More

Iran Arrests Ex-TV Presenter for Accusing Regime of Coronavirus Cover-Up

Thursday, April 16, 2020

BERLIN – The security forces for the Islamic Republic of Iran arrested a former  TV presenter, Mahmoud Shahriari on Wednesday because he alleged the regime engaged in a cover-up about the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Shahriari was arrested for “disseminating false news about the novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran,” the Iranian-regime controlled Young Journalists Club (YJC) … Read More

Iran Regime, ISIS and Other Extremists Exploit Coronavirus to Wreak Havoc

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mysterious armed men waylaid a tanker on Tuesday in the placid waters off the coast of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz. The strategic straits are close to the UAE and are where oil tankers transit to move the world’s oil. No group ‘claimed responsibility’ and the men left soon after taking control of the … Read More

Father of Son Killed by Iran: Sanctions-Lift Will Aid Regime, Not People

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BERLIN – Manouchehr Bakhtiari, whose son Pouya was gunned down by the security of forces of the Islamic Republic for his protest against rising gasoline prices, urged on Friday that sanctions relief not be provided to Tehran’s rulers. “If sanctions are lifted, the regime will sell oil and other natural resources of Iran to buy guns to kill … Read More

Iranian Health Ministry Holds Antisemitic Coronavirus Cartoon Contest

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BERLIN — The senior vice president for international affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, Sharon S. Nazarian, blasted Iran’s health ministry for squandering time on stoking antisemitism instead of combating the massive outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease. Sharon S. Nazarian tweeted on Monday: “At a time when it should be focused on saving lives, Iran’s health ministry … Read More

Iran’s Hidden Coronavirus Victims: Prisoners, Migrants, And the Poor

Monday, April 13, 2020

Iranian security forces killed thirty-five prisoners during a riot over coronavirus, Amnesty International reported. The novel coronavirus has spread through Iran amid an economic meltdown, leaving the poor and vulnerable segments of society more at risk. Reports have emerged of violence in prisons—particularly in ethnic minority regions—as well as coronavirus cases in migrant neighborhoods and … Read More

Threat From Iran to US Forces Remains ‘Significant’

Friday, April 10, 2020

Iranian-backed militia pose a “significant” threat to US forces in Iraq, the State Department’s top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies. David Schenker, assistant secretary of Near Eastern Affairs, did not give details about the threat, … Read More