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 Issues Death Sentence for Prominent Opposition Activist

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Iran’s Revolutionary Court issued a death sentence Tuesday for Ruhollah Zam, administrator of an opposition news service. “The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of ‘corruption on earth’ and therefore passed the death sentence,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said. The sentence could be appealed before the supreme court, he said, quoted by … Read More

At Least 17 Dead in Explosion in Medical Center in Tehran

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A loud explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening causing thick clouds of smoke to fill the skies, Iranian News Agency ISNA reported on Tuesday. According to state media, the blast in question happened in the underground levels of Tehran’s Sina Athar medical clinic and patients are currently still inside the building. The … Read More

Pro-Iran Iraqi Militias Burn Images Of Their PM, Israel And US Flags

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A group of men affiliated with the pro-Iranian Kataib Hezbollah, who had been released after a counter-terror raid several days earlier, burned the Israeli and US flags and trampled on photos of Iraq’s prime minister. It is the latest show of force by Iranian-backed elements in Iraq – who are part of the official security … Read More

Netanyahu: ‘Iran Continues Secret Program To Develop Nuclear Weapons’

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tehran is continuing its secret program to develop nuclear weapons, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday. The Israeli PM added that Iran has been deliberately misleading the international community in regards to its nuclear ambitions. The international community largely stood idle in the face of Iranian deceit and aggression, the PM asserted, saying that … Read More

Iran Issues Warrant For Trump Over Killing Of Top General Soleimani

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the semi-official state news agency Fars. The United States and Interpol both dismissed the idea of acting on such a … Read More

Danon to UNSC: ‘Extend the Iran Arms Embargo Beyond October Deadline’

Monday, June 29, 2020

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, warned the United Nations’ Security Council on Sunday that once the arms embargo on Iran would be lifted, the Islamic Republic could continue importing or exporting a variety of weapon systems, including tanks, artillery systems, warships, submarines, aircraft, missiles, and other arms. The embargo is set to expire … Read More

Report: Iran Spends as Much as $700 Million Annually to Support Terrorism

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Iran has spent as much as $700 million annually to support terrorist groups, according to a U.S. State Department report released on Wednesday. “The Iranian regime and its proxies continued to plot and commit terrorist attacks on a global scale,” states the report’s foreword. “In the past, Tehran has spent as much as $700 million per … Read More

US Sanctions Five Iranian Ship Captains Over Venezuela Oil Delivery

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The US announced sanctions against the captains of five Iranian-flagged vessels which delivered petrol to Venezuela, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday. In a tweet, he said that “no one believes Maduro’s claims of equal and fair distribution,” accusing the Venezuelan regime of “squandering” the country’s “wealth and resources.” The captains of the tankers that … Read More

U.N. Security Council to Start Talks on U.S. Bid to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The United Nations Security Council is due to hold a first round of talks on Wednesday on a U.S. proposal to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran, which is currently set to end in October under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The United States circulated a draft resolution on the measure to … Read More

Iran’s Other Nuclear Violations

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The media barely noticed, but the world on Friday called out Iran for blocking nuclear inspections unrelated to President Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal. This problem will continue no matter who is the American President in 2021. Iran has been a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons since 1970. As a signatory, … Read More