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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Danon Calls on International Leaders to ‘Speak Out’ Against Iranian Aggression

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was steadfast on Wednesday about the Jewish state’s support for renewing the U.N. arms embargo on Iran.

“Our position is very clear: We support the call of the U.S. to renew the embargo and not to allow Iran to be able to spread more terror in the region,” Danon said during a virtual briefing…

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Iran Regime Pledges Annual ‘Quds Day’ Urging Israel’s Destruction Will Go Ahead, Despite Coronavirus

The Iranian regime’s annual day of rallies and demonstrations calling for the destruction of the State of Israel will go ahead this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Press TV — the Iranian regime’s English-language propaganda arm — “pro-Palestinian groups in London and elsewhere across Britain plan to replace street rallies with…

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Report: Iran behind recent cyberattack on Israel’s water supply

Iran is the suspected culprit behind last month’s cyberattack on several facilities operated by Israel’s Water Authority, Fox News reported Thursday, citing a source among US officials.
According to the channel, Iranian hackers routed the attack through servers located in the United States.
It cited a senior official with the Energy Department as…

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Iran’s President Warns US of ‘Crushing Response’ if Arms Embargo is Extended

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened the United States in a speech on Wednesday if it decides to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is set to expire in October.

Rouhani also criticized America for withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in 2018, according to a Reuters report.

“If America wants to return to the deal, it…

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Iranian Airline Designated for Terror Links Spread Coronavirus Throughout Middle East, New Report Reveals

An Iranian airline closely tied to the Tehran regime’s feared Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) played a major role in the spread of the Covid-19 virus across the Middle East, a special investigation by the BBC revealed on Tuesday.

Mahan Air continued to fly from its hubs in Iran to destinations across the region and further afield even…

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Overwhelming Majority of US House of Representatives Urges Renewal of UN Arms Embargo on Iran

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of the US House of Representatives on Monday called for the extension of the United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Foreign Affairs Committee Republican Leader Michael McCaul and Chairman Eliot L. Engel as well as Representative Stephanie…

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US ‘Hopeful’ UN Will Extend Iran Arms Embargo

The United States is “hopeful” the UN Security Council will extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October, a top US State Department envoy said on Thursday, despite a key Russian official signaling that Moscow opposed such a move.

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said the United States had drafted a Security…

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Top Iran Official Threatens to Destroy Israeli Cities Amid Simmering Row with US

Tehran will “raze Israeli cities to the ground” if Jerusalem or Washington dares to take any preemptive military action against the Islamic Republic, a top Iranian official told Al Jazeera during an interview late last month.
“If the Zionist entity takes even the slightest initiative, you may rest assured that we will raze the Israeli cities to…

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Report: Majority of US House Wants Trump, Allies to Extend UN Arms Embargo on Iran

As many as 90 percent of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter calling on the Trump administration to work with U.S. allies in extending the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, reported Reuters on Thursday, citing congressional sources.

According to the outlet, which saw the letter, at least 382 members signed it, addressed to…

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Don’t Make COVID-19 an Excuse for Iran’s Bad Behavior

In recent weeks, former Obama Administration officials have been busy echoing Iranian calls for sanctions relief. They should be forcefully rejected by all those concerned with anything but enriching powerful regime leaders, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s terror proxies. Sanctions relief will not help the Iranian people. The…

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US Agency: Iran’s Regime ‘Propagates and Tolerates Antisemitism’

BERLIN – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday published its 2020 report on states who persecute religious minorities. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s antisemitic targeting its tiny Jewish population, Israel, Christians and Jews in the Diaspora, was cited in the report.

“Iranian officials and clerics…

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Iran Imposes Flogging on Christian Convert for Peaceful Protest

BERLIN – The Islamic Republic of Iran imposed a sentence of lashes and prison on Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi, one of Iran’s most famous converts to Christianity, because she allegedly “disturbed the public order.”

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent  federal government commission, slammed Iran’s regime on…

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Pompeo: Iran Military Satellite Launch May Violate UN Resolution

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…

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Pompeo: Iran Military Satellite Launch May Violate UN Resolution

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…

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

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…

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Iran Regime will Develop Nuclear Submarines Says Navy Commander

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…

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

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…

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

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…