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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Multiple Explosions Heard West of Tehran, Triggering Sirens, Power Outage

Sirens, power outages reporteafter explosion rocks area west of Tehran, allegedly in IRGC military base

A series of explosions were reported west of Tehran early on Friday, according to media sources.
Iranian state run confirmed reports of an explosion, yet divulged no more information. The Iranian Mehr News Agency also reported explosions in…

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Explosions, Power Outages Reported Near Tehran

Explosions were reported west of Tehran on Thursday night, with some initial reports claiming that the explosions occurred at a missile depot belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

According to the Iranian Mehr News Agency, the explosions were reported by social media users west of Tehran and in the cities of Garmdareh and…

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Pompeo: US Seized Iranian Weapons on Way to Houthi Rebels in Yemen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen as he renewed his call for the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran.

“The Security Council must extend the arms embargo on Iran to prevent further conflict in the region,”…

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Iranian Regime May be Criminally Liable for Downing of Ukrainian Plane

Iranian authorities allowed commercial flights to fly in and out of Tehran while missiles were being fired, putting civilian lives at risk, as closing the airspace would have revealed the regimes’ intention to strike US military bases in Iraq, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has heard.

If the allegation is correct, the Iranian regime…

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Iran says nuclear program ‘unstoppable,’ warns Israel not to strike

Iran vowed on Tuesday to maintain its nuclear program despite Israel’s alleged efforts to sabotage it, stressing that the recent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment center was not going disrupt its pace.

Iran has recently reactivated key parts of its nuclear program in response to US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015…

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At Least Two Killed as Blast Rocks Factory South of Tehran

Local media cite Kahrizak district official as saying incident caused by negligent handling of oxygen tanks

At least two people were killed and several more wounded in a blast at a “cutting factory” south of the Iranian capital of Tehran, al-Arabiya reported Tuesday.
The news portal cited a local media outlet based on Telegram, a messenger app…

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Iran Vows to Stand by Hamas in Destroying Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Monday to fight with the Palestinians against Israel until the Jewish state’s demise.

In an online letter on Twitter addressing senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh in response to the latter’s letter on Israel, the Iranian leader commended the terrorist leader for his actions to thwart…

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Iran Claims to Have Built Underground ‘Missile Cities’ on Gulf Coast

A top commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday that Iran has built underground “missile cities” all along its southern coast, warning they would be a “nightmare” for Tehran’s enemies.

Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, who heads the IRGC Navy, said Iran has also constructed so-called missile cities offshore. He said the sites…

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Iran Admits Fire at Natanz Nuclear Site Set Back Its Centrifuge Program

Iran admitted Sunday that its Natanz nuclear facility had incurred “considerable” damage from a mysterious fire last week that ravaged a building at the site, as satellite pictures appeared to show widespread devastation at the sensitive facility.

Iran had sought to downplay the damage from the blaze, though analysts said it had likely destroyed…

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IMF is Angling to Undermine US Sanctions Against Iran

When I served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, I made it clear that the American people expect the institution to uphold its founding ideals, and to hold irresponsible regimes accountable for their actions. That was badly needed in the cases of Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others.

The same is true with the rest of…

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US Accuses Iran of Destabilizing Middle East, Calls for Indefinite Arms Embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the UN Security Council on Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October, prompting Russia to slam Washington’s policy toward Tehran as like “putting a knee” to the country’s neck.

The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would indefinitely…

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‘Incident’ Damages Building Near Iran Nuclear Plant

An “incident” damaged an under-construction building Thursday near Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though it did not affect its centrifuge operations or cause any release of radiation, a spokesman said.

The affected building, described as an “industrial shed,” was above ground and not part of the enrichment facility itself,…

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Iran Issues Death Sentence for Prominent Opposition Activist

Iran’s Revolutionary Court issued a death sentence Tuesday for Ruhollah Zam, administrator of an opposition news service.
“The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of ‘corruption on earth’ and therefore passed the death sentence,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said.
The sentence could be appealed before the…

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At Least 17 Dead in Explosion in Medical Center in Tehran

A loud explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening causing thick clouds of smoke to fill the skies, Iranian News Agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

According to state media, the blast in question happened in the underground levels of Tehran’s Sina Athar medical clinic and patients are currently still inside the building.

The head of…

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Pro-Iran Iraqi Militias Burn Images Of Their PM, Israel And US Flags

A group of men affiliated with the pro-Iranian Kataib Hezbollah, who had been released after a counter-terror raid several days earlier, burned the Israeli and US flags and trampled on photos of Iraq’s prime minister.

It is the latest show of force by Iranian-backed elements in Iraq – who are part of the official security forces but increasingly…

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Netanyahu: ‘Iran Continues Secret Program To Develop Nuclear Weapons’

Tehran is continuing its secret program to develop nuclear weapons, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
The Israeli PM added that Iran has been deliberately misleading the international community in regards to its nuclear ambitions.

The international community largely stood idle in the face of Iranian deceit and aggression,…

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Iran Issues Warrant For Trump Over Killing Of Top General Soleimani

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the semi-official state news agency Fars.

The United States and Interpol both dismissed the idea of acting on such a warrant.

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Danon to UNSC: ‘Extend the Iran Arms Embargo Beyond October Deadline’

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, warned the United Nations’ Security Council on Sunday that once the arms embargo on Iran would be lifted, the Islamic Republic could continue importing or exporting a variety of weapon systems, including tanks, artillery systems, warships, submarines, aircraft, missiles, and other arms. The embargo is set…