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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Iranian terrorists claim to have active cells in Washington, D.C.

03/04/2021

Iranian militia groups claim to have active cells of operatives stationed in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities, according to chatter in online forums used by these groups.

Kawtheryoon Electronic Team, a Telegram network used by Iranian militia groups and supporters, claimed in a recent posting that Iranian “resistance cells…

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Iran showcases new ‘missile city’ secret base for anti-ship missiles

03/16/2021

Iran has unveiled a new “missile city” which includes a massive amount of missiles and munitions.

It is allegedly located near the sea and provides easy access for Iran’s anti-ship ballistic missiles. Iran has claimed new anti-ship capabilities since last October and reports in January appeared to confirm these capabilities with…

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Iran’s Defense Minister Threatens to Destroy Tel Aviv, Haifa If Israel Launches Attack

03/07/2021

Iran’s Defense Minister threatened on Sunday to “raze” the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa “to the ground” if the Jewish state launches a preemptive attack against the Islamic Republic.

According to Iranian media outlets, Amir Hatami also played down the chances of direct hostilities breaking out between the two countries,…

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Iran jails Jewish-Iranian for 10 years for living in Israel

03/07/2021

Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student who was wrongfully imprisoned by Iran’s regime between 2016-2019, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday he met an Iranian Jew in Tehran’s Evin prison who was incarcerated for his stay in Israel.

Wang said the Iranian Jew who “went to Israel” was “given a 10 year sentence” when he returned to…

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Israeli defense minister: IDF updating plans to strike Iran

03/05/2021
sraeli defense minister shares map of Hezbollah installments: ‘everything aimed at civilian targets’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the Israeli military is constantly updating plans to strike Iran, declaring that “they will never complete” in an interview Thursday with Fox News.
The only time they will be complete will be…

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Iran’s Rouhani: Our centrifuges are spinning faster

03/03/2021

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Wednesday that Iran’s “economy and centrifuges are spinning faster.” The statement comes amid growing tensions between the US and Iran. The IAEA has warned that Iran many have undisclosed nuclear material and there are increasing demands for inspections and warnings about advanced…

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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets In Syria, Responds To Ship Attack – Report

03/01/2021

Israel reportedly bombed Iranian targets near Damascus in Syria late Sunday night leading to speculation that the airstrikes were in response to what is believed to be an Iranian attack on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last Thursday.   

The Syrian army said on Sunday evening that an Israeli airstrike targeted parts of…

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IDF Prepared To Stop Iran From Obtaining Nukes – Gantz

02/25/2021

The IDF is preparing in case it needs to take action against Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said at a graduate ceremony for new IDF officers on Wednesday.

“The IDF is currently working to build up our forces and is preparing itself for any scenario, including one in which we would need to take action to prevent Iran from…

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Iran Is Declaring It Will Continue Developing Nuclear Weapons, Israeli FM Says

02/24/2021

Iran has made its intentions to continue building nuclear weapons clear, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi warned on Wednesday.

“The Iranian policy is a declaration of intent to continue developing hidden nuclear capabilities,” Ashkenazi warned.

Ashkenazi’s remarks came a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency issued a…

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Iranian Regime Shoots Fuel Traders Causing Revolt

02/24/2021

Protesters occupied government offices on Tuesday in the Iranian city of Saravan – the capital of Saravan County in the Sistan and Baluchestan province – over the killing of fuel traders on the border of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic.

The shooting at the Pakistan-Iran border resulted in at least ten dead and six injured.

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UN Finds Inconsistencies In Iran Claims Over Shot-Down Ukrainian Plane

02/24/2021

Inconsistencies in the Iran government’s explanation of the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane last year raise questions over whether it was intentional, an independent UN investigator said on Tuesday, but she had found no concrete evidence that it was. 

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they shot down the Ukraine…

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Khamenei Warns If Iran Seeks Nuclear Weapon, ‘No One Could Stop Tehran From Acquiring It’

02/22/2021
‘Iran’s uranium enrichment level will not be limited to 20% … We may increase it to 60%,’ Khamenei said

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that Tehran could boost uranium up to 60 percent if the country needed it, according to state TV, adding that Tehran would not yield to the US pressure regarding the…

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Iran Officially Begins Restricting UN Nuclear Watchdog Inspectors

02/22/2021
Tehran says footage from nuclear facilities will be withheld from IAEA, handed over later if sanctions lifted

Iran began its official ban on snap International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of its nuclear facilities according to state TV Tuesday, as it escalates the pressure on European countries and US President Joe…

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Iran Uses Server In Netherlands For Spying On Dissidents – Report

02/19/2021

The Islamic Republic of Iran used a server in the Netherlands to conduct surveillance on Iranian dissidents across the planet.

According to a Thursday report on the Dutch public broadcaster NOS, the security company Bitdefender and the radio program Argos located the server in a data center near Haarlem that they said was devised…

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Iran’s Soleimani Set Up Centers To Monitor Jews For Zionism – Report

02/17/2021

The Iranian regime Islamic scholar Ahmed Abedi declared in a bombshell report in early February on Noor TV that the late IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani created centers to spy on Jews in the Islamic Republic.

“Regarding the Jews in this country who spy for Israel, established centers for monitoring the Zionist spies. He…

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Report: Iran Behind Plot To Attack UAE Embassies In Africa

02/16/2021

Iran was behind a recently foiled plot to attack embassies of the United Arab Emirates in Ethiopia and Sudan, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The paper quoted Israeli and Western intelligence sources who said the plot was thwarted by the intelligence agencies of Ethiopia and Sweden. There were at least three Iranian…

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Iran Could Deploy 200 Missiles In Iraq To Attack Israel

02/16/2021

With tensions rising with Iran, Israel is concerned that the Islamic Republic could deploy up to 200 long-range missiles in Iraq that could be used to attack the Jewish state. Iran is already believed to have hundreds of missiles that can reach Israel.

While the chances of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran are deemed…

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Iran And Russia Begin Joint Naval Drill In Indian Ocean

02/16/2021

The Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region, Iran’s state TV reported on Tuesday.

The TV said units from Iran’s Navy and the powerful Revolutionary Guard’s navy will take part in the exercise dubbed “Iran-Russia Maritime…