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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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…

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Iranian Jews Speak Out Against Iran’s Government

02/12/2021

Several Persian Jews in the United States spoke out against the Iranian government in a February 10 video.

A newly formed group called Iranian Americans for Liberty produced the video; the group aims to bring human rights and freedom to Iran. The video begins with a man named Simon in Beverly Hills stating, “I am a proud Persian…

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Hezbollah-Like Groups Surged When Iran Deal Lifted Sanctions, Study Finds

02/11/2021

The number of militia proxies for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corpsjumped after the 2015 nuclear deal, and they pose the greatest threat to stability in the Middle East, according to research by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

The former UK prime minister called the IRGC-backed paramilitary groups “directly part…

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Iranian Textbooks Full Of Antisemitic, Anti-American Content – ADL

02/11/2021

Iranian state textbooks were found to be full of antisemitic and anti-American content in a new report by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released on Thursday.

In the first report of its kind in the past five years, ADL examined Iranian textbooks, with a focus on documenting antisemitism, incitement to violence and the promotion…

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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…