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About Track Persia

Track Persia is a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East, in due process we fall upon many indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world. These ambitions commonly increase tensions and undermine stability.

Iran threatens to leave global nuclear treaty if Europeans send JCPOA case goes to UN

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, January 15, 2016. (Reuters) January 20, 2020 Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the UN Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Europe|

There’s nothing diplomatic about Twitter war between US and Iran leaders

Trump and Khamenei took the fight to social media. (Al Arabiya) January 20, 2020 Despite calls to de-escalate tensions, US President Donald Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have been engaging in an undiplomatic spat on Twitter. As Iran attacked bases hosting US troops in Iraq following the assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, Trump [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|North America, USA|

Harmful oil bi-product used in Iranian cities, polluting the air

An Iranian woman wears a mask to help guard against dangerous levels of air pollution in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP) January 20, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's Department of Environment (DoE) chief, Issa Kalantari has admitted that mazut, an environmentally harmful fuel is used for power stations in the [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Iran|

Two Italian stage directors decide to stay away from Iran government festival

A poster of FAJR international theater festival showcasing Romeo Castellucci (L) and Eugenio Barba Italian stage directors. (Supplied) January 20, 2020 Two prominent Italian stage directors have decided not to participate in the Islamic Republic's annual Fajr Theater Festival, after Iranian artists urged them to stay away. The organizers of the 38th Fajr [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran says Zarif not attending Davos as its organizers “changed its agenda“

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) January 20, 2020 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week because its organizers had “abruptly changed its agenda,” its foreign ministry spokesman said [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Europe|

Khamenei’s absurd and illegal “combatants sans frontières”

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, openly weeps as he leads a prayer over the coffin of Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran. (AP/PT) By Faramarz Davar January 20, 2020 After an absence of eight years, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, attended Tehran’s Friday prayers to address [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Middle East|

Ukrainian plane crisis hits tourism in Iran

Tourists visit the Azadi Tower in the capital Tehran on April 19, 2018. (AFP) January 20, 2020 The Association of Air Transport and Tourist Agencies of Iran revealed that the tourism sector in Iran was badly hit in the first week of the downing of the Ukrainian plane which killed all 176 people [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian Sports Minister is given a choice: Compete against Israel or face ban

Iran's Saeid Mollaei (in blue) participated in the men's under 81kg category during the 2019 Judo World Championships. (AFP) By Payam Younesipour January 20, 2020 The Islamic Republic has formally agreed to lift its long ban on Iranian athletes competing with Israelis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. The news, which follows a [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Isreal|

Amnesty says security agent sexually assaulted a detained female protester in Iran

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 20, 2020 Amnesty International has received "shocking reports" about sexual assault of a woman, recently detained in Iran for participating in protests following the downing [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

As victims’ bodies arrive in Kyiv, Tehran clouds plans for flight PS752’s black boxes

People and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) January 20, 2020 The coffins of 11 Ukrainians killed when Iran's military mistakenly shot down a passenger airliner after takeoff from Tehran international airport arrived [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Europe|