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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Iran Regime, ISIS and Other Extremists Exploit Coronavirus to Wreak Havoc

Mysterious armed men waylaid a tanker on Tuesday in the placid waters off the coast of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz. The strategic straits are close to the UAE and are where oil tankers transit to move the world’s oil.

No group ‘claimed responsibility’ and the men left soon after taking control of the Hong Kong-flagged tanker. Iran may have…

Father of Son Killed by Iran: Sanctions-Lift Will Aid Regime, Not People

BERLIN – Manouchehr Bakhtiari, whose son Pouya was gunned down by the security of forces of the Islamic Republic for his protest against rising gasoline prices, urged on Friday that sanctions relief not be provided to Tehran’s rulers.

“If sanctions are lifted, the regime will sell oil and other natural resources of Iran to buy guns to kill our…

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Iranian Health Ministry Holds Antisemitic Coronavirus Cartoon Contest

BERLIN — The senior vice president for international affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, Sharon S. Nazarian, blasted Iran’s health ministry for squandering time on stoking antisemitism instead of combating the massive outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease.

Sharon S. Nazarian tweeted on Monday: “At a time when it should be focused on…

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Iran’s Hidden Coronavirus Victims: Prisoners, Migrants, And the Poor

Iranian security forces killed thirty-five prisoners during a riot over coronavirus, Amnesty International reported.

The novel coronavirus has spread through Iran amid an economic meltdown, leaving the poor and vulnerable segments of society more at risk. Reports have emerged of violence in prisons—particularly in ethnic minority regions—as well…

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Threat From Iran to US Forces Remains ‘Significant’

Iranian-backed militia pose a “significant” threat to US forces in Iraq, the State Department’s top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies.

David Schenker, assistant secretary of Near Eastern Affairs, did not give details about the threat, but told…

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Iran Murdered 36 Prisoners Over Coronavirus Protest

BERLIN — Security forces for the Islamic Republic of Iran murdered 36 prisoners who rebelled in connection with coronavirus safety.

The human rights organization Amnesty International tweeted on Thursday: “We have learned that around 36 prisoners in Iran are feared to have been killed by security forces after use of lethal force to control…

Iran Urged to Declare Newly Revealed Nuclear Weapons Site to IAEI

BERLIN—The prestigious Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security published on Wednesday a jaw-dropping report on its website outlining a newly revealed Iranian regime nuclear weapons plantthat was discovered by Israel.

The authors of the report indicate that “Iran should declare this site to the International Atomic Energy…

Iran Deploys Missiles Covering The Strait Of Hormuz

Evidence suggests that Iran has deployed an array of anti-ship missiles and large rockets overlooking Strait of Hormuz, which is vital for the supply of oil from the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The waterway is being patrolled by U.S. Navy and its allies to protect vessels from Iranian action.
Multiple amateur videos and photos of the weapons…

Germany Allows US Sanctioned Iranian “Terror” Banks to Operate

The organization United Against Nuclear Iran published a report on Tuesday, disclosing that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is permitting Iranian banks sanctioned by the US government to operate within the federal republic.

“The oldest Iranian bank operating in Germany is Bank Melli, established in 1965 in Hamburg. It is also Iran’s…

US Opposes IMF Loan to Iranian Regime

The US State Department’s spokeswoman announced on Tuesday that America opposes an International Monetary Fund loan to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Morgan Ortagus, the US spokeswoman, told BBC Persian that the Trump administration is worried that the funds will be sent to Iran’s proxies and not benefit the Iranian people.

On Sunday, the…