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 said increasing Hamas funding to $30m per month, wants intel on Israel

Iran has agreed to massively increase its monthly payments to Palestinian terror group Hamas in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities, an Israeli television network reported Monday.

The Islamic Republic is a longtime financial supporter of Hamas, the terror organization that rules the Gaza Strip and is committed to Israel’s…

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Iran says it will further breach nuclear deal in one month unless Europeans act

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran told European powers on Monday it would further reduce compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal in about a month’s time if they were still failing to protect it from crippling U.S. sanctions, reimposed after Washington exited the deal.

European signatories to the deal have so far been helpless to prevent U.S. President Donald…

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Senior Iranian commander: The Islamic republic is on Israel’s borders

Iran’s front has extended to the Mediterranean Sea and the borders of Israel, a senior Iranian commander said on Monday.

“Our defensive depth has stretched to the Mediterranean Sea and our front has extended to the borders of the Zionist regime ,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig.-Gen. Mehdi Rabbani was quoted by Iran’s Fars…

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UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, Iran’s foreign minister lambasted recent U.S. financial sanctions against him, calling the move a “failure” for diplomacy.
Iranian Foreign Minister…

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Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took the unusual step on Wednesday of placing sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, essentially cutting off the clearest avenue for talks with Iran by punishing the man who negotiated the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Senior administration officials described the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif — an…

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Iran vows to restart activities at Arak heavy water facility

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization on Sunday told Iranian lawmakers that the country will restart activities at the Arak heavy water facility, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, citing a lawmaker who was at the meeting.

Ali Akbar Salehi attended a parliamentary session to discuss recent developments in the 2015 nuclear deal,…

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In fresh challenge, defiant Iran tests medium-range missile – report

 

After openly breaching the terms of the nuclear deal, Iran this week also conducted a medium-range ballistic missile test in violation of Security Council resolutions, a report said late Thursday.

The country tested a Shahab-3 missile on Wednesday, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed US military official.

It was launched from…

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6 Iranians among 9 dead in Israeli strike on Syria, monitor says

Six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime were among those killed in reported Israeli missile strikes in southern Syria this week, a war monitor said Thursday.

Israeli missiles targeted “military positions and intelligence facilities belonging to Iran and militias” in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra early on Wednesday, the Syrian…

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Shin Bet: Iranian-led network tried to recruit operatives in Israel

A Syrian-based terrorist network that tried to recruit Israelis and Palestinians on behalf of the Iranian intelligence was uncovered recently, the Shin Bet security agency said on Wednesday.

The network was run by a Syrian figure called Abu Jihad, who together with Iranian officials used fake Facebook profiles to make initial contact with…

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Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, arrests 17, sentences some to death: report

President Trump on Monday dismissed as “more lies and propaganda” claims out of Iran alleging authorities there had disrupted a CIA spy ring and sentenced several of the plotters to death — a development that threatened to further inflame an already precarious staredown between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
Trump’s tweet, which also…

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Marking 25 years since Jewish center bombing, Argentina blacklists Hezbollah

Argentina’s government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Iran-backed group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital, killing 85 people.

The nation’s Financial Information Unit took the action a day after Argentinian President Mauricio…

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In Tehran, Hamas deputy chief says on ‘same path’ as Iran in fighting Israel

Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri said in Tehran on Sunday that Hamas and Iran stand on “the same path” in fighting Israel, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Arouri made the comment during a meeting with Kamal Kharazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, the Fars report stated.

“We are on the same path as…

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Iran-backed terrorist cells ‘ready to strike’ UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker

Iran-backed terrorist cells could be deployed to launch attacks in the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran deepens, intelligence sources have warned.

Among senior intelligence officers, Iran ranks behind only Russia and China as the nation state posing the greatest threat to Britain’s national security and the seizure of the UK-flagged oil…

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What to Know about the British-Flagged Oil Tanker Seized by Iran Amid Escalating Tensions

Iranian forces on Friday seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, a geopolitically vital sea route connecting the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The move has escalated tensions even further amid already strained relations between Tehran and Western powers, which took a nosedive after the U.S. withdrew from the…

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Trump: Report of Iran capturing CIA spies ‘totally false’

US President Donald Trump on Monday categorically denied that Iran had arrested 17 people whom Tehran accused of being CIA spies and had sentenced some to death, calling the reports “totally false.”

“The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a…

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U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It was the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran.

Iran, however, denied that it had lost any drones in the area.

President Donald Trump earlier told reporters at the White…

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Iranian ‘bomb boat’ found in path of British warship HMS Duncan sailing to Gulf

A British warship steaming to the Gulf is on high alert after an Iranian “bomb boat” was discovered in its path.

The unmanned attack vessel packed with explosives could have blown a hole in the hull of Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan.

The remote-controlled Blowfish was spotted lurking in the Red Sea by Saudi forces close to HMSDuncan’s route as she…

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Top Irianian commander says country has ‘secret weapons’

 

A top Iranian military commander warned on Wednesday that the country possesses “secret weapons,” a day after Israel’s Foreign Minister said that the country is preparing for possible military involvement in any potential military escalation in the Persian Gulf, as tensions continue to rise between Iran and the United States….