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 Is Assembling Gear Able To Produce Key Nuclear-Weapons Material

01/13/2021

Iran has taken a significant new step toward possible atomic-weapons production, starting work on an assembly line to manufacture a key material used at the core of nuclear warheads, the United Nations atomic agency said in a confidential report Wednesday, raising the stakes in Tehran’s standoff with Washington ahead of…

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EU ‘Concerned’ Over Iran Increased Uranium Enrichment

01/12/2021

EU member states are united in their concern over Iran’s announcement that it will begin enriching uranium up to 20%, they said in a statement released Tuesday.

“We deeply regret the worrying steps taken by Iran over the last two years,” the EU said. “The initiation of uranium enrichment to up to 20% by Iran at the underground…

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Iran Is Al Qaeda’s New Home Base, Pompeo Says

01/12/2021

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Tuesday that al Qaeda’s number-two leader was killed last year in Iran, which Pompeo said has become the terror group’s primary base of operations in recent years.

“Al Qaeda has a new home base: the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said during a small gathering at the National Press Club…

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Mike Pompeo To Accuse Iran Of Maintaining Ties With Al-Qaeda: Report

01/11/2021
Declassified intelligence expected to show Iran aided al Qaeda and provided safe haven for its leaders

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to accuse Iran of maintaining ties to al-Qaeda on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, according to a Reuters report.
Pompeo intends to reveal declassified intelligence in…

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Return To Iran Deal ‘Could Spark Middle East Nuclear Arms Race’

01/11/2021

The new US administration should not return to the spirit of the Iran deal, which could spark an arms race in the Middle East, former secretary of state and national security advisor Henry Kissinger warned during an online conference on Monday.

Kissinger criticized the 2015 Iran deal, which President Donald Trump left in 2018, and…

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Iran’s Regime To Execute Another Champion Wrestler

01/10/2021

The Iranian state’s opaque judiciary is slated to execute a second champion wrestler after it engaged in the widely criticized wrongful hanging of Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari in September for his role in protesting regime corruption.

Mehdi Ali Hosseini, 29, from the city of Andimeshk in the province of Khuzestan, was…

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Iran Threatens To Start Enriching Uranium To 90 Percent: Report

01/08/2021
‘If enrichment above 20 percent is required in some areas, the AEOI can do that,’ spokesman cited as saying

Iran warned Thursday that the country could ramp up its uranium enrichment to 90 percent — just around the weapons-grade level.
China’s Xinhua news service cited the spokesman of the country’s nuclear agency as saying that…

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Iran’s IRGC Unveils Underground Missile Base In The Gulf

01/08/2021

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened tension between Tehran and the United States.

“The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” the state media quoted the head of…

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US Slaps Fresh Sanctions On Iran

01/05/2021
Steel sector an ‘important revenue source for the Iranian regime’ and its ‘corrupt leaders,’ Treasury says

The US Treasury Department slapped new restrictions on the Iranian economy on Tuesday, this time targeting the country’s steel sector.
According to a Treasury press release, the sector is “an important revenue source for the…

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FBI Probing Soleimani-Related ‘Threat’ To Fly Plane Into US Capitol

01/06/2021

The FBI is probing the breach of an air traffic control system after a broadcast from an unknown source threatened to fly an aircraft into the US Capitol building late Tuesday as revenge for the assassination of a top Iranian official a year ago.

The story was first reported by CBS news, but confirmed by other US media. However,…

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Netanyahu: Increased Enrichment Shows Iran Seeks Nuclear Weapons

01/04/2021

Iran is continuing to show that it plans to develop nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned after Iran announced it had resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility on Monday.

“Iran’s decision to continue violating its commitments, to increase the level of enrichment and advance its abilities…

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Iran Temporarily Frees Jewish Prisoner For Her Crime Of Visiting Israel

01/04/2021

Iran’s clerical regime on Monday temporarily released an Iranian Jewish woman who was arrested for her alleged visit to Israel.

“Farahnaz Kohan, an Iranian Jewish woman was released from Evin prison. The 50-year-old woman was detained for undisclosed period, due to alleged travel to Israel—a crime in the  Islamic Republic of…

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Iranian Army Announces ‘Large-Scale’ Drone Exercise

01/04/2020
The drones will undertake short and long range ‘combat and surveillance’ simulations

Iran’s army is set to hold a “joint and large-scale” drone drill with its different divisions primarily in central Iran on Tuesday, the state news agency IRNA reported.
The two-day drill will involve “hundreds of operational drones of the army’s…

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Iran’s IRGC Seizes South Korean Tanker In Naval Piracy

01/04/2021

Hours after the US said it would turn around the US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its strike group, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was already hunting for vessels to harass. They wanted to find a ship to seize, much like they had mined six ships in the Gulf of Oman in May and June 2019, seized a British ship in the summer…

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US Orders Aircraft Carrier To Remain In Gulf After ‘Recent Threats’ By Iran

01/03/2021

WASHINGTON — The US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will remain in the Gulf due to “recent threats” by Iran, the Pentagon said Sunday, following reports the ship was returning home in what some read as a sign of de-escalation.

The Nimitz has been patrolling Gulf waters since late November, but American media said this week that the…

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Iran Tells IAEA It Plans To Enrich Uranium To Up To 20% At Fordow Site

01/02/2021

Iran has told the United Nations nuclear watchdog it plans to enrich uranium to up to 20% purity, a level it achieved before its 2015 accord, at its Fordow site buried inside a mountain, the agency said on Friday.

The move is the latest of several recent announcements by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans…

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Chief Vows Strong Blow To ‘Any Action’ From ‘Enemy’ United States

01/02/2021

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami vowed Saturday to respond to any “action the enemy takes,” in a visit to a strategic Gulf island, amid rising tensions with the US.
“We are here today to evaluate and be assured of our powerful capabilities at sea and against enemies who sometimes boast… and threaten,” he asserted….

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Israel Opposes Any And All Versions Of Iran Deal, Says Prime Minister’s Office

12/30/2020

Israel opposes any return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, contrary to the impression recent statements may have given, a senior Prime Minister’s Office official told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

“Israel is unequivocal that under no circumstances should there be a return to that bad deal,” the official said.

The remarks came…