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.


Meeting with Rouhani at UN unlikely, says Trump

(September 23, 2019 / JNS) As U.S. President Donald Trump left the White House on Sunday for the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday, he expressed doubt that a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would happen at the event. Neither he nor Rouhani was “ready yet,” he said, adding however that he is a “flexible person” and…


US sanctions Central Bank of Iran, going after suspected funding linked to terror groups

(September 20, 2019 / JNS) The United States has sanctioned the Central Bank of Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, almost a week after the Islamic Republic attacked two Saudi Aramco facilities in which the president this instructed the U.S. Treasury Department to “substantially” increase sanctions on the…


Report: Pentagon to present military options to retaliate for Iran strike on Saudi oil

(September 20, 2019 / JNS) The Pentagon will reportedly present U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday military options to retaliate in the aftermath of Iran attacking two Saudi Aramco facilities on Sept. 14.

The options include airstrike targets in Iran, though the president will be warned that a military response could provoke war, U.S….


Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund

WASHINGTON- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the National Development Fund of Iran (NDF), and Etemad Tejarate Pars Co. under its counterterrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Iran’s Central Bank has provided billions of dollars to…


Pompeo: Iranian attack on Saudi oil field an ‘act of war’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the Iranian attack on a Saudi oil field, which halved the kingdom’s output and sent energy prices skyrocketing, could be considered an “act of war.”

Speaking with reporters just before his plane touched down in Saudi Arabia, where he is set to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to…


Trump announces he will ‘substantially’ increase sanctions on Iran

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has ordered U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran.

“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” tweeted the president, without specifying what or…


Iran’s Rouhani says Yemenis attacked Saudi oil sites as ‘warning’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Yemenis targeted Saudi oil installations as a “warning” about a possible wider war in response to the kingdom’s US-backed intervention in their conflict-ravaged country.

“The Yemenis… haven’t hit a hospital, they haven’t hit a school, they haven’t hit Sanaa bazaar. They just hit an industrial…


Iran’s supreme leader: There will be no talks with US at any level

Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the US at any level” – remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible US-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the UN later this month.

Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying this is the position of the entire…


The US should up the pressure to contain and confront Iran

Foreign policy circles in recent weeks have been abuzz with talk of a potential life line being extended to Iran in advance of, or during, the upcoming meeting of world leaders at the United Nations. The genesis of this discussion was French President Emanuel Macron’s unilateral decision to invite Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif to the G7…


Iran fired cruise missiles in attack on Saudi oil facility: Senior US official

The attack on the Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco also included more than 20 drones, the official said.

Iran has denied responsibility for the attack, accusing Pompeo of “max deceit,” as the country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Saturday.

In a Sunday evening tweet, Trump did not share the definitive accusation against…


Trump administration assures ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran in force

(September 12, 2019 / JNS) The Trump administration assured on Thursday that its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran will continue, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amid mixed signals that U.S. President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions and could even relax some sanctions in…


Netanyahu reveals new Iranian ‘nuclear-weapon development’ site

(September 9, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Monday what he called a “nuclear-weapon development” site in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan.

“It’s incredible. Every time we reveal, they try to cover up their tracks,” he said in an address to the nation about the previously unknown site, which Iran…


Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms.

While insisting Iran doesn’t seek a nuclear…


Iran’s Rouhani orders abandonment of all nuclear R&D commitments

US Treasury Department slaps more sanctions on Tehran, blacklisting a shipping network of 16 entities

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday ordered all limits on nuclear research and development to be lifted, the country’s third step in scaling down its commitments to a 2015 deal with world powers.

His announcement came shortly after the…


Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources

EXCLUSIVE: Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources.

The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces.

Using a civilian…


Iran praises Hezbollah missile attack on IDF targets

A senior Iranian security official praised Hezbollah’s firing of anti-tank missiles from Lebanon at Israeli territory on Sunday, as the deputy leader of the Iran-backed terror group said the attack changed the rules of the game.

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said the attack demonstrated the willingness of…


Report: US cyberattack hurt Iranian capability to target oil tankers in Persian Gulf

A cyber attack by the United States against Iranian computer systems on June 20 “wiped out a critical database used by Iran’s paramilitary arm to plot attacks against oil tankers and degraded Tehran’s ability to covertly target shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf, at least temporarily,” reported The New York Times on Wednesday, citing senior U.S….


Israel to UN: Recognize Syrian responsibility for Iranian activity on its soil

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday submitted a written complaint to the UN Security Council against Iran’s ongoing activities on Syrian soil for the purpose of perpetrating terrorist attacks against Israel.

The complaint comes on the heels of Iran’s recent attempt to carry out a drone strike from southwestern…