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 TV Airs Anti-Israel Video Titled ‘COVID 1948’

Iran’s Channel 2 TV aired a video last month titled “COVID-1948,” comparing Israel to the coronavirus.

In the video, which aired on May 22, the narrator says that the world has been shocked that coronavirus has prevented children from going out to play, while Israel has been bombing hospitals and killing children.

It is clear in which “lab”…

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Iran Cyberattack on Israel’s Water Supply Could Have Sickened Hundreds – Report

Iran tried to increase chlorine levels in the water flowing to residential areas during April’s cyberattack against Israel’s water systems, a Western intelligence official has told the Financial Times.

The official told the British newspaper in a report published Monday that hundreds of people would have been at risk of getting sick and that the…

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US Warns Governments, Firms Against Aiding Iran Fuel Shipments to Venezuela

Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments, seaports, shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff US sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla, the US envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday.

Elliott Abrams, Washington’s special representative…

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Report: Iran Attempted to Raise Chlorine in Israel’s Water Supply to Dangerous Levels

Iranian hackers tried to trick Israeli computers into raising the chlorine content in the country’s water supply to dangerous levels, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

The report refers to the April 24 cyber attack on an Israeli pumping station, widely attributed to the regime in Tehran.

According to the Financial Times, Israeli and…

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Senior US Official: America Doubles Down on ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign in Iran

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has shown no signs that it is easing up on its “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran as the United States seeks to ramp up pressure on the international community to extend the arms embargo on Tehran.

“The Iranian regime is weaker today than when we took office three years ago, and so are its proxies. The…

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Iran Says it Will Continue Nuclear Work Despite US Sanctions

TEHRAN — Iran said Friday its experts would continue nuclear development activities, despite sanctions imposed earlier this week on their fellow scientists by the United States.

State TV cited a statement from the country’s nuclear department saying the US decision to impose sanctions on two Iranian nuclear scientists indicate continuation of a…

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Hackers Targeting Israel’s Water Supply Aimed to Cause ‘Humanitarian Disaster:’ Official

A recent cyberattack on Israel’s water supply was aimed at bringing about a “humanitarian disaster,” Israel’s cyber defense chief told a conference Thursday.
According to Yigal Unna, Director General of Israel National Cyber Directorate, while the attack had been thwarted, it could have resulted in a shortage of water amidst the COVID-19…

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Israeli Cyber Czar Warns of More Attacks From Iran

A cyber winter is coming and it will be faster than suspected, Israel’s cyber czar warned on Wednesday, a week after Iran tried hacking Israel’s water system.

 In a recorded speech for a Cybertech conference event slated for Thursday and obtained by The Jerusalem Post, National Cyber Directorate chief Yigal Unna provided striking new details…

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US Cancels Sanctions Waivers for Companies Working on Iran’s Nuclear Sites

“Iran’s continued nuclear escalation makes clear this cooperation must end,” Mike Pompeo asserts

The US is canceling sanctions waivers for European, Russian and Chinese companies working on a number of Iran’s nuclear sites, State Secretary Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.
The decision will come into effect within 60 days. Pompeo also announced…

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Pompeo Accuses Iran of ‘Echoing Hitler’s Calls for Genocide’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused the Iranian leadership of “echoing Hitler’s call for genocide” after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for “eliminating the Zionist regime.”

It is “incredible” that Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Khamenei “are echoing Hitler’s call for genocide,” Pompeo…

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Iran Spent Up to $30 Billion on Propping Syria’s Assad, Lawmaker Says

The Iranian regime may have invested up to $30 billion into bolstering Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, a lawmaker revealed in a rare estimate of the cost of Tehran’s involvement in its neighbor’s bloody, nearly decade-long civil war.
The figure comes from Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, an outgoing member of the Iranian parliament who shared the…

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Iran’s Khamenei: Israel Will Not Survive

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israel will not survive and will “be eliminated” on Twitter Friday morning.

Speaking on Israel’s Jerusalem Day, Khamenei wrote, “First, I would like to highlight the magnitude of the tragedy of the occupation of #Palestine and the formation of the Zionist cancerous tumor in that country,” Khamenei…

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Israeli Military Says Iran is Slowly Pulling out of Syria

Iran is slowly pulling out of Syria in response to Israeli strikes, as well as growing domestic discontent linked to the economy and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli military said Thursday.

Israel and Iran have for years been engaged in a shadow war that has recently been playing out in Syria, where Israel says Iran has…

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US Sanctions Iran Minister, Senior Law-Enforcement Officials, IRGC Commander

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, seven senior officials of the country’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) and a provincial commander of the Islamic Republic’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), announced the U.S. State and Treasury Departments.

The Trump administration also sanctioned…

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Host of Israeli Sites Targeted in Mass, Alleged Iranian Cyber-Attack

A host of Israeli websites have been hacked in a massive, alleged Iranian cyber attack, the Israel National Cyber Directorate said on Thursday.

 The directorate said they are taking care of the problem and internet users who come across sites that have been compromised should avoid clicking on any links.

The attack comes after reports emerged…

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Iran Will Support Any Nation or Group ‘Who Opposes and Fights’ Israel, Khamenei Vows Ahead of Quds Day

Iran will support any nation or group that fights Israel, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, ahead of this week’s annual observance of Quds (Jerusalem) Day.

“We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime, and we do not hesitate to say this,” Khamenei said in a post on his official…

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Netanyahu to Iran: Those Who Threaten Israel Will be Destroyed

Anyone who threatens Israel will himself be threatened, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khaminei via Twitter on Wednesday.

“Khamenei’s threats to carry out ‘The Final Solution’ against Israel bring to mind the Nazi ‘Final Solution’ plan to annihilate the Jewish People,” Netanyahu said. “He should know that any…

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US Blacklists Chinese Logistics Firm Over Business With Iran Airline

Washington on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a China-based company it accused of acting on behalf of US-blacklisted Mahan Air, the Treasury Department said, and denounced the Iranian airline’s flights to Venezuela.

The Treasury said in a statement that Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited acted as a general sales agent for Mahan Air, blacklisted by…