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’s Guardian Council Approves Law on Hardening Nuclear Stance, Halting UN Inspections

12/03/2020

Iran‘s Guardian Council watchdog body approved a law on Wednesday that obliges the government to halt UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions are not eased in two months.

In retaliation for the killing last week of Iran‘s top nuclear…

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Iran MPs Advance Bill To Stop UN Nuclear Inspections, Step Up Enrichment

12/01/2020

Iran’s parliament on Tuesday advanced a bill that would end UN inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions.

The vote to debate the bill, which would need to pass through several…

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On The Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Gets A Vote

12/01/2020

When asked when the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan might end, retired General David Petraeus would deploy a useful quip. “The enemy gets a vote,” he would say, meaning that both sides need to agree to stop fighting.

There is a corollary to Petraeus’s adage that is relevant not to war but to peace agreements: The allies get a vote,…

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Reported Killed In Drone Strike

11/30/2020

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed in an apparent drone strike along the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to widely circulated reports in Arabic-language media Monday.

Iraqi security sources told Saudi-based al-Arabiya News that a drone killed Muslim Shahdan, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary…

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Iranian Newspaper Urges Striking Israel In Retaliation For Fakhrizadeh Killing

11/29/2020

An opinion piece published by a hardline Iranian newspaper on Sunday suggested Iran should attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel was responsible for the killing of the scientist who allegedly masterminded its military nuclear program.

Though the Kayhan newspaper has long argued for aggressive retaliation for operations…

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Iran’s Nuclear Program Chief Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Assassinated

11/27/2020

Head of Iran’s nuclear program Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 59, was assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran, local Iranian news reported on Friday.

Iran later confirmed the reports. “The nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated today by terrorists,” the Iranian Defense Ministry wrote in a statement, while not blaming any…

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The Dangerous Iran Deal

11/25/2020

For over 40 years, Iran’s regime has been obsessed with destroying Israel and America, as well as dominating the Middle East. The US State Department recognizes Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. For decades, the world sought to isolate Iran and curb its terrorist activities and nuclear weapons ambitions through…

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Israel Urges UN To Immediately Act Against Iran’s Establishment In Syria

11/25/2020

Israeli envoy calls on Security Council to probe into planting of explosives on Israel-Syria border

Israel Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan sent an official letter on Wednesday to the Security Council, demanding immediate action against Iranian forces in Syria and to condemn a recent incident in which explosive devices…

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Khamenei: Iran Will Deal ‘Reciprocal Blow’ to US for Soleimani Killing

Iranian supreme leader tells Iraqi PM he expects his country to expel US forces from region

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei threatened Washington on Tuesday over the killing of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in January in Iraq.
“They killed your guest in your house and blatantly confessed to it,” Khamenei told Iraqi counterpart Mustafa…

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5 Iran-Backed Fighters killed In Alleged Israeli Strikes On Syria Sites

Five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital, a Britain-based monitoring group said Tuesday.

The missile attack on Monday night hit weapons depots and military positions belonging to Syrian regime forces and Iran-backed militia fighters south of Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for…

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Iran Calls Off Executions of Three Protesters Trump Tweeted About

Iran has reportedly suspended the decision to execute three protesters whose cases were part of a global social media campaign that eventually became the subject of a US President Donald Trump tweet. According to reports the sentence was suspended and the lawyer for the protesters has sought a retrial with the Supreme Court. It now looks…

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Rare Daytime Rocket Attack Hits Baghdad As Iran Foreign Minister Visits

BAGHDAD — A rare daytime rocket attack hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Sunday, security sources said, as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met top Iraqi officials.

At least two rockets hit outside the US embassy in the high-security zone, they told AFP.

Diplomats based in the neighborhood said they could hear sirens blaring for around an…

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Iran Vows To ‘Decisively’ Deal With Anti-Regime, Economy Crisis Protests

Iran promised on Friday to deal “decisively” with further protests over economic hardship, a day after security forces fired teargas to disperse demonstrators in the southwestern city of Behbahan, Reuters reported. 

Iranian police urged people in a statement on Friday to “vigilantly refrain from any gathering that could provide a pretext for the…

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Report: At Least 7 Ships Engulfed In Flames In Iran’s Bushehr Port

At least seven ships docked in the Iranian port of Bushehr were seen engulfed by massive fires, local media sources reported on Wednesday.
The reason behind the blaze remains unknown. Authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into the incident.
The fire at the Delvar Shipyard in Bushehr, located in southwestern Iran, comes after a…

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Large Fire Breaks Out At Iranian Shipyard

A large fire broke out at an Iranian shipyard in the port city of Bushehr in southeastern Iran on Wednesday shortly after a fire was reported at an aluminum factory in Lamerd in southern Iran.

The fire at the Delvar Shipyard in Bushehr filled the city with thick smoke and firefighters struggled to contain and extinguish the flames. At least three…

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Iran Executes Former Defense Staffer Accused Of Selling Secrets To CIA

The Iranian judiciary announced on Tuesday that it had executed a former defense ministry staffer who sold information to the CIA, reported Reuters.

According to the report, based on Iranian news sources, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said that Reza Asgari had worked for the defense ministry for many years when he developed…

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US Military Convoy Attacked in Iraq By Pro-Iranian Militia

A US military convoy was ambushed in southwestern Iraq on Saturday, as gunmen attacked and torched three large trucks carrying equipment and logistical materials for US forces in the country, according to London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

The trucks were traveling from Basra when they were targeted between Diwaniya and Samawah. Gunmen forced…

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Iran Sought Illegal Goods For Nuke Program – German Federal Intel

Iran’s regime made efforts to secure illicit goods for its nuclear program, adding new urgency to the crisis surrounding Tehran’s alleged atomic weapons activity, the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany disclosed in its new report on Thursday.

According to the intelligence document reviewed by The Jerusalem Post, “In…