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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Iran Starts Producing Uranium Metal, Further Violating Nuclear Deal – IAEA

02/11/2021
UN nuclear watchdog highlights yet another breach of the limits as set out in 2015’s JCPOA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog announced Wednesday that Iran had started producing uranium metal, in clear violation of 2015 nuclear deal.
“The Vienna-based organization said in a…

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IDF: Iran Can Enrich Enough Uranium For A Bomb Within Four Months

02/10/2021

Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within two years and Hezbollah will not seek an all-out war, according to the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate’s annual threat-assessment report, which was made public on Tuesday.

The report, which focuses on the security challenges Israel can expect to face over the next 12 months, estimates…

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Iran: ‘Death to Israel’ Chants Shouted From Motorcades On Anniversary Of Islamic Revolution

02/10/2021
Rouhani says only way forward for ‘the world and for the region’ is through restoring 2015 nuclear deal

Chants like “Death to Israel!” and “Death to America!” rolled over motorcades across Iran on Wednesday as the country celebrated the 42nd anniversary of its Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Israeli and American flags were burned at…

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Iran General Threatens Arab States Normalizing Ties With Israel ‘Will Burn’ – Report

02/09/2021
Israel ‘pollutes every country with which it comes into contact,’ Hossein Salami declares

Moderate Arab states normalizing their ties with Israel will face the dire consequences of their actions, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps chief Maj, Gen. Hossein Salami declared on Monday.
In a speech at a ceremony, Salami declared,…

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US Will Not Lift Iran Sanctions Until It Stops Enriching Uranium – Biden

02/07/2021

US President Joe Biden announced Sunday morning that the US will not lift any of the sanctions placed on Iran unless it stops enriching uranium. Biden made the comments during an interview CBS News’ “Face the Nation”.

Biden explained that for any progress to be made, Iran must first stop its uranium enrichment. In recent weeks,…

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UN Atomic Watchdog Finds Radioactive Material In Iran – Report

02/05/2021
Fresh new evidence of ‘undeclared nuclear activities’ raises concerns as tensions rise

UN inspectors uncovered new evidence of “undeclared nuclear activities in Iran,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday morning.
Samples taken by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) staff members from two nuclear sites have…

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Iran Envoy Sentenced To 20-Year Prison Term Over Bomb Plot At French Rally

02/04/2021

An Iranian diplomat accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in the first trial of an Iranian official for suspected terrorism in Europe since Iran’s 1979 revolution.
Assadolah Assadi was found guilty of attempted terrorism after a foiled plot to bomb a rally…

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Iran Deepens Breach Of Nuclear Deal At Underground Enrichment Site

02/03/2021

Iran has deepened a key breach of its 2015 nuclear deal, enriching uranium with a larger number of advanced centrifuge machines in an underground plant as it faces off with the new US administration on salvaging the accord.

Tehran has recently accelerated its breaches of the deal, raising pressure on US President Joe Biden as both…

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Iranian Terror Attack Against Israeli Embassy In African State Foiled: Report

02/01/2021
Tehran continues to seek retribution for killing of Maj. Gen. Soleimani, intelligence sources say

An Iranian terror attack targeting an Israeli embassy in one of Africa’s eastern countries was thwarted in January, Israel’s public broadcaster Kan reported on Monday.
Citing western intelligence sources who are knowledgeable on the…

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Iran Launches New Rocket, Showing Advances In Potential Missile Technology

02/01/2021

Iran tested a new rocket on Monday with improved technology that could be used in its missile program, its latest attempt to raise the stakes for the Biden administration ahead of potential negotiations over a new nuclear deal.

The new rocket, named Zuljanah, was developed under a government-backed program to send civilian…

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Israeli Defense Minister: Israel Will Take Military Action Against Nuclear Iran If Needed

02/01/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Israel is still keeping open the possibility of taking action against Tehran’s nuclear project if necessary.

“Israel has a clear objective: that Iran not be nuclear. It is not just an Israeli interest. It is first and foremost a global and regional interest,” Gantz said in an interview with…

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Iran’s Regime Executes Champion Boxer After Torture, Third In 4 Months

01/31/2021

Iran continued its execution spree of elite athletes with the killing of champion boxer and prominent sports coach Ali Mutairi last Thursday.

The UN condemned the execution of Mutairi in Sheiban Prison, located in Khuzestan Province. Mutairi, 30, endured severe torture, which led to his false confession that he had killed two…

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Iranian-American Facing Spying Charges Arrested As He Tried To Leave Iran

01/26/2021
An Iranian-American facing spying charges in Iran has been arrested as he tried to leave the country, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday.
The dual national is among a handful of Iranian-Americans reported to be held by Iran, which has been accused by rights activists of arresting dual nationals to try to win…

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Iranian General: We Will Level Tel Aviv If Israel Makes ‘Slightest Mistake’

01/28/2021

Iranian army spokesperson Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi on Wednesday dismissed remarks made a day earlier by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as “psychological warfare” and warned that the “slightest mistake” by Israel would lead the Islamic Republic to “level Haifa and Tel Aviv.”

Kochavi on Tuesday said…

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U.S. B-52 Bomber Flies Over Persian Gulf, In Show Of Force Against Iran

01/27/2021

Al-Udeid Air Base, QATAR—The Pentagon sent a B-52 bomber across the Persian Gulf region on Tuesday, the sixth such sortie since last fall, in a show of deterrence to Iran.

The B-52H Stratofortress, a long range heavy bomber, flew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on Tuesday and was expected to make a continuous flight…

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Iran Executes Second Wrestler 5 Months After Killing Wrestler Afkari

01/21/2021

The Iranian regime’s lethal assaults on decorated Iranian athletes continued unabated, with the execution of a second champion wrestler on Monday.

The Jerusalem Post reported two weeks ago that the execution of wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini was imminent. He is from Andimeshk in the province of Khuzestan, and was arrested in 2015 and…

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The Case Against The Iran Deal

01/21/2021

Proponents of the Iran nuclear agreement are sounding the alarm. In 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and since then, Iran has increased the quality and quantity of its uranium enrichment well beyond what the deal allows. Recently, it has even begun enriching uranium to 20 percent, a short…

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US Charges Political Scientist For Acting As Unregistered Agent Of Iranian Government

01/20/2021

A political scientist has been charged with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Iranian government.

A criminal complaint charging Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, also known as Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi, was unsealed on Tuesday. He was arrested a day earlier, on Monday, at his home in Watertown, Mass.

“For over…