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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UK, France, Germany affirm Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) In a joint letter addressed to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres that was released by the world body on Wednesday, ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Germany and France reiterated that Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

The countries, all parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally the…

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State Department: An estimated 1,000 citizens killed in Iran protests

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) The latest mass Iranian protests have killed as many as 1,000 citizens, including at least 12 children, said U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Thursday.

“This is the worst political crisis the regime has faced in its 40 years,” he told reporters at the U.S. State Department.

“Look, they even jail and…

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US warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — A US Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, US officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there.

The seizure from a small boat by the US Navy and a US Coast Guard boarding team…

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Iran Is Secretly Moving Missiles Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

WASHINGTON — Iran has used the continuing chaos in Iraq to build up a hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq, part of a widening effort to try to intimidate the Middle East and assert its power, according to American intelligence and military officials.

The buildup comes as the United States has rebuilt its military presence in…

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Iranian general: Our missiles are aimed at 21 US bases in the region

An Iranian general has warned that Iran’s missile arsenals are aimed at 21 American military bases in the Middle East and the country is prepared for “the greatest war against the greatest enemy.”

In a November 29 speech, at an event in the southern city of Bushehr commemorating 40 years since the establishment of the Basij paramilitary force,…

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Iran Warns Israel, U.S., Saudi Arabia: Cross Red Lines and We Will Destroy You

Iran will destroy the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia if they cross Tehran’s red lines, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami said in a televised speech on Monday.

“We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic…

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Triggered by rising gas prices, Iranian protesters call on regime to end support for global terror

(November 20, 2019 / JNS) Thousands of protesters feeling financially squeezed in Iran have taken to the streets in numerous cities across the country to protest the ruling elite’s economic policies. While the protests have been blamed on the government’s recent decision to raise the price of petrol by 50 percent, analysts contend that this is…

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‘Today’s young generation will see the collapse of Israel and America,’ says senior Iranian cleric

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force said in a speech that aired on Iranian television earlier this month that the Iranian people’s confrontation with the United States will continue “until the leaders of the White House and of the Zionist regime are annihilated.”

Senior Iranian…

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Rouhani warns Muslim countries against ‘friendship’ with Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Muslim countries against working with Israel, in a speech aired Thursday by Iran’s IRINN TV news broadcaster.

“It is a strategic mistake in the Islamic world when some see Israel as their friend. It is very unfortunate that some Islamic countries, that are supposed to be steadfast against their enemies for…

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IAEA discovery of uranium particles raises questions on scope of Iran’s nuclear program

(November 11, 2019 / JNS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday that it has discovered uranium traces at an undeclared site in Iran.

“The agency detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency,” according to the IAEA report, reported AFP.

The traces have been…

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Iran can enrich uranium to 60 percent, says atomic energy organization spokesman

(November 10, 2019 / JNS) A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Sunday that while the Islamic Republic’s current need was only for uranium enriched to 5 percent, it had the capacity to enrich up to 60 percent.

Iran “has the possibility to produce 5 percent, 20 percent and 60 percent, and has this capacity,” AEOI…

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Top Iranian official: Our missiles can reach every part of Israel

Iranian missiles can strike any part of Israel, Chief of Staff to Supreme Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, said Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference, Golpayegani said, “There is no place in Israel our missiles cannot reach. As Supreme Leader Khamenei has said in the past, the Zionist entity will not last longer…

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Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers.

The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside…

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2 Iranians accused of spying on Jewish, Israeli targets in US plead guilty

Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents of the Iranian regime have pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of Tehran, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and…

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Foreign-policy experts predict that an Iranian attack on Israel is just a matter of time

(November 4, 2019 / JNS) As Iranians took to the streets this week to commemorate 40 years since the U.S. embassy takeover in 1979, Iran announced new violations of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015. The rogue Islamic Republic admitted that it now operates 60 advanced IR-6 centrifuges and is working on a new type of centrifuge that will work 50…

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U.S. Targets Iranian Top Leader’s Inner Circle With New Sanctions

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on nine people close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, including his chief of staff, one of his sons and the head of the judiciary.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Iran’s seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the U.S. Treasury Department said it also was…

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Iran announces fresh violations of nuclear deal with extra, advanced centrifuges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by announcing it’s doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, calling the decision a direct result of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement.

The announcement — which also included Iran saying it now has a…

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Netanyahu: Arab countries now see Israel as an ‘indispensable ally’ against Iran

(November 4, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Arab world’s perception of Israel is undergoing a seismic shift, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Addressing a 200-strong crowd in Jerusalem at the kick-off event of the Christian Media Summit and inauguration of the Friends of Zion Museum’s new media center, Netanyahu said Israel has…