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.

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Khamenei’s niece slams Iran’s ‘child-killing regime’ in video

The niece of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described authorities led by her uncle as a “murderous and child-killing regime,” in an online video uploaded by her brother on Saturday after her apparent arrest on unclear charges.
Farideh Moradkhani comes from a branch of the family that has a record of opposition to Iran’s clerical leadership…

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IRGC officer killed by roadside bomb in Syria; Iran blames Israel, vows revenge

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps blamed Israel on Wednesday for the killing of a senior aerospace officer near Damascus and vowed to avenge the death.

Colonel Davoud Jafari, an adviser from the IRGC’s aerospace division, was “martyred by the Zionist agents with a roadside bomb” near the Syrian capital overnight, the Corps said in a…

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Iran begins enriching uranium to 60% at Fordow nuclear site

Iran has begun enriching uranium to 60% at its underground Fordow nuclear site, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Tehran had sent a letter to the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency informing the nuclear watchdog of the move, said the report.

The decision was a “strong response” to the IAEA board of governors’ adoption of a…

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Report: Mossad was behind intelligence tip to UK’s MI5 over Iranian terror threats

It was Israel that tipped off the United Kingdom’s MI5 domestic intelligence agency regarding Iranian terrorist threats to British citizens and residents, Kan 11  reported on Monday.

Journalists were among the prime intended targets of Iranian attack plots, according to the report.
On Nov. 16, MI5 Director Gen. Ken McCallum stated during an…

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Iran to reach 90% enriched uranium, weighed World Cup terrorism – IDF intel chief

Iran will likely soon carry out at least a symbolic enrichment of uranium to the 90% weaponized level, said IDF Intelligence Chief Maj.-Gen. Aharon Haliva on Monday.

Speaking at the INSS conference on Iran, he said that the world will be tested soon like never before. To date, the Islamic Republic has never dared to cross the uranium enrichment…

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Iran Is Once Again Using Its Civilian Airliners To Ferry Arms

Iran is presently using its fleet of civil airliners to ferry armed drones to Russia for the war in Ukraine. It is the latest example of Tehran using these aged aircraft to transport armaments and military personnel.
An investigation by Britain’s i newspaper revealed that four old Iranian Boeing 747s operated by Iran Air, Mahan Air, Qeshm Fars…

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‘400 seconds’ to Tel Aviv: Iranian media publishes Hebrew hypersonic missile threat

The IRGC-affiliated Sobh-e-Sadegh newspaper published a threat in Hebrew on its front page on Monday, warning that a new hypersonic missilereportedly developed by Iran could reach Israel in 400 seconds.

“400 seconds: General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Aerospace Force, said that Iran has…

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IAEA: Iran increases highly enriched uranium stockpile

Iran has increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday.

The U.N. agency also chastised Tehran for continuing to bar its officials from accessing or monitoring Iranian nuclear sites.

As of Oct. 22, Iran has around 62.3 kg. (137.3 lb.) of uranium enriched to 60% purity,…

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Iran claims to have developed hypersonic missile

Iran has developed a hypersonic missile capable of circumventing sophisticated air defense systems, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ aerospace unit.
“This missile has a high speed and can maneuver in and out of the atmosphere. It will target the enemy’s advanced anti-missile systems and…

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Blinken: Iran not close to returning to 2015 nuke compliance

06/08/2021

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that Iran has not given indications that it’s willing to return to compliance of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

In a wide-ranging hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Blinken said that the sides are “not even at the stage of returning to compliance for…

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Iran’s proxies in Iraq increase drone war against US forces

06/07/2021

US forces in Iraq face increasing drone threats linked to Iran. This has been known for months since drones first began appearing among pro-Iranian militias in Iraq.

Initially used by Kataib Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian groups in Iraq to threaten Saudi Arabia, they have now been turned on the US.

Two drones were intercepted…

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Iran loses voting rights in UN General Assembly

06/02/2021
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran and the Central African Republic are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and will lose their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulated Wednesday.
In the letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir, Secretary-General…

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Israel-Gaza conflict spurs bitcoin donations to Hamas

06/02/2021

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has seen a surge in cryptocurrency donations since the start of the armed conflict with Israel last month, a senior official with the group said, exploiting a trend in online fundraising that has enabled it to circumvent international sanctions to fund its military operations.

The international…

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Disaster for Iran as its largest naval ship sinks

06/02/2021

Iran suffered another humiliating disaster after its largest naval ship, which it calls a naval training support vessel, was destroyed in a fire. The fire happened near the port of Jask and rumors circulated throughout the night. 

The disaster was confirmed in the morning at Tasnim News in Iran and other sources reported the same….

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Iran rearming Hamas with ‘thousands of new rockets’

06/01/2021

“With the end of the Israeli regime’s latest aggression, the Palestinian resistance has resumed the process of rocket production,” Fathi Hamad, a member of Hamas’s politburo, was quoted as saying over the Memorial Day weekend by Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency. “Our factories and workshops have restarted producing thousands of…

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Iranian agents linked to terrorist plot in Sweden against dissidents

05/28/2021

Two refugees who entered Sweden in 2015 with claimed Afghani identities are believed to be agents for the Islamic Republic of Iran who sought to execute a terrorist plot against Iranian dissidents opposed to the theocracy in Tehran.

Bulletin, a Swedish online newspaper, reported last week Sweden’s security police arrested Salma K….

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5 GOP Senators Create Amendment Requiring Senate Approval For Biden To Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal

05/26/2021

Five Republican senators are sponsoring an amendment that would force the Biden administration to garner approval from the U.S. Senate before signing on to the disastrous Iran nuclear deal.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is leading the charge, joined by James Risch (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and John Barrasso (R-WY)….

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Netanyahu: Iran Deal ‘Paves The Way’ For Nuclear Iran

05/25/2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the Biden administration push to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal during talks Tuesday.

Netanyahu ripped into the deal, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), during a duel press conference in Jerusalem. Netanyahu…