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Track Persia

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 to start construction of a second nuclear reactor at Bushehr

Nuclear power plant near Bushehr, Iran. (AP) October 15, 2019 Iran will start the construction of a second unit at its nuclear reactor in Bushehr next month, the spokesman of its atomic energy organization announced on Tuesday, October 15. Iran’s only nuclear reactor was built by Russia and is not a controversial part [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Iran|

EU sees spike in Afghan migrants as many leave sanctions-stricken Iran

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) October 15, 2019 More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union so far this year, official data shows, making them the largest nationality illegally entering the bloc, with many relocating from Iran partly due [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Afghanistan, Europe|

Iran minister says more stadiums made ready to accept women fans

Iranian women cheer their World Cup soccer team at Tehran's Azadi stadium. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Iran’s minister of sports says that ten stadiums have been readied to accept female fans, after a 38-year ban was broken on October 10, when women were allowed to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a soccer [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Former German coach in Iran: ‘I never met a person in favor of the regime’

Winfried Schäfer who was head coach of Jamaica in 2015 before joining Iran's Esteqlal. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Nobody supports the regime in Iran, says a renowned German coach who managed a major Iranian soccer club, Esteqlal (Esteghlal) for almost two years. Speaking exclusively to the German t-online.de website, the long-time Bundesliga coach [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Europe|

Iranian women artists showcased in upcoming exhibit curated by Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist, photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. (Getty) October 15, 2019 The Center for Human Rights in Iran is honored to announce an upcoming exhibition of thirteen contemporary Iranian women artists in New York City, curated by the internationally acclaimed artist Shireen Neshat. The [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Iran works to reroute oil exports away from Strait of Hormuz

Costly project. A map of Iran locating Jask. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Iran has embarked on a project to reroute a sizeable part of its crude oil exports away from the Strait of Hormuz choke point, potentially allowing Tehran to create more mischief for its Gulf neighbours that rely on the narrow waterway [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Middle East|

Israeli soldiers recall mission to thwart Iran drone attack

An IAF Boeing 707 demonstrates refueling of an F15 fighter jet during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base southern Israel, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP) October 15, 2019 While many of the hundreds of Israeli strikes in recent years on Iranian targets in Syria have reportedly targeted armaments, [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Isreal|

Iran joins Eurasian Economic Union to combat US sanctions

Iran will join the Eurasian Economic Union in an effort to bolster its economy. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar October 15, 2019 In their latest attempt to cope with the heavy impact of United States-imposed sanctions, Iran’s leaders are hopeful that the country will enjoy some much-needed economic respite as it joins the Eurasian Economic Union, a [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|East Asia, Europe, Russia|

Rouhani says protests in Iran encouraged U.S. exit from nuclear deal

Iranian students clash with riot police during an anti-government protest around the University of Tehran, Iran, 30 December 2017. (EPA-EFE) October 15, 2019 The Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani has linked the widespread anti-regime protests in late 2017, early 2018, to Washington's decision to drop the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|North America, USA|

UK, China experts in Iran to redesign, ‘upgrade’ Arak reactor

Arak's IR-40 Heavy water reactor. (AFP) October 15, 2019 British and Chinese nuclear delegations are visiting Iran to discuss the redesigning and upgrading of the country's heavy water reactor in Arak, Central Province, semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Monday, October 14. The British delegation arrived in Tehran on Sunday to join a [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|East Asia, Europe|