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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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…

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Iran’s Quds Force chief applauds Hamas leader for Israel attacks

05/16/2021

An Iranian state TV channel said the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force had a phone call Saturday with the head of the Hamas terror group, as the Gaza rulers’ fighting with Israel intensified and entered the sixth day.

Al-Alam, the Arabic-language service of the Iranian state television, reported that Hamas…

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Major Sanctions Relief on Table for Iran, State Dept. Says

05/06/2021

The Biden administration is considering granting Iran significant economic sanctions relief, according to U.S. and Iranian officials, confirming that Iran is making headway in its demand that America unwind many of its most crippling measures.

Negotiations with Iran in Vienna are centered around the scope and scale of sanctions…

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Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Iran

05/01/2021

Rushing back into the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also called the Iran nuclear deal, would be a singularly seismic event leading to chaos and instability in the Middle East.

U.S. President Joe Biden has inherited a relatively peaceful Middle East—not without its challenges—but one marked by historic peace…

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Iran rattled as Israel repeatedly strikes key targets

04/22/2021
In less than nine months, an assassin on a motorbike fatally shot an Al Qaeda commander given refuge in Tehran, Iran’s chief nuclear scientist was machine-gunned on a country road, and two separate, mysterious explosions rocked a key Iranian nuclear facility in the desert, striking the heart of the country’s efforts to enrich uranium….

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U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots after Iranian boats come close

04/27/2021
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots near three Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boats in the Persian Gulf after the vessels approached at close range and ignored repeated appeals to pull back, the Navy said Tuesday.
It was the second tense encounter at sea in less than a month, after about a year of no such incidents,…

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Congressional GOP introduces largest package of Iran sanctions in history

04/21/2021

Congressional Republicans unveiled on Wednesday what they described as the largest package of Iran sanctions in history, a largely symbolic move meant to handicap the Biden administration’s diplomacy with Tehran and send a message that GOP lawmakers will not roll over as crippling economic sanctions on the hardline regime are lifted….

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Iran media celebrates ‘explosion’ at ‘sensitive Israel missile factory’

04/21/2020

Iranian state media highlighted a “powerful explosion” that they said took place at a “sensitive Israeli missile factory” during a test. A similar report appeared in Haaretz, and it seems that Iranian media took their information from there.

The Iranian reports come in the wake of Iran accusing Israel of “nuclear terrorism” for an…

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Iran’s Nuclear Program: How Close Is Tehran to Developing Nuclear Weapons?

04/16/2021

After months of deadlock, Iran, the U.S. and the remaining five parties to the 2015 nuclear deal in April agreed to resume negotiations in Vienna to restore the accord. While U.S. and Iranian officials won’t hold direct discussions for now, bringing them to the same gathering for two rounds of meetings so far in the Austrian capital…

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Iran capable of enriching uranium to weapon-grade level, Rouhani warns

04/15/2021
Rouhani asserts that Iran not aiming to create nukes, vows to slash enrichment to 2015 threshold if US rejoins

Tehran could begin enriching uranium to weapons-grade level, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned Thursday in his remarks on state TV, as cited by the Russian TASS agency.
He stressed, however, that creating nuclear…