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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.

Britain sends another warship to Gulf amid tensions with Iran

Britain's HMS Kent as the Type 23 frigate warship carries out duties off the coast of Djibouti, February 5, 2015. (AFP) August 24, 2019 A third British warship is heading to the Arabian Gulf, the Royal Navy announced on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between the West and Iran. Britain has already sent the [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Europe, Middle East|

Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank

Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (AP) August 24, 2019 Iran’s Foreign Ministry has imposed sanctions on the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its CEO for its role in promoting sanctions and “economic terrorism” against Iran. The think tank, which led criticism in Washington of Iran’s [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|North America, USA|

Security forces arrest 52 in northern Iran mixed gender party

The regime’s security forces regularly attack mixed gender parties and arrest partygoers even though they are private parties.  (Supplied) August 24, 2019 Iran’s state-run media said that 52 people were detained today in a mixed gender party in the northern city of Sari in Iran. According to Fars News Agency, 29 of the detainees were [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

Iran’s Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. (AP) August 24, 2019 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to East Asia on Sunday, his office said, as part of a diplomatic push to win relief from biting US sanctions. Zarif would visit China, Japan and Malaysia fresh on the heels of a tour [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|East Asia|

Central Bank Governor claims 40% recovery in value of Iran’s currency

Abdolnaser Hemmati, the governor of Central Bank of Iran. (MEHR) August 24, 2019 The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati says the value of the Iranian currency rial has been strengthened by 40 percent during recent months. Hemmati’s claim comes on the backdrop of a sharp devaluation of Iran’s [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

IRGC commander: Iran test fires new missile

A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016. . (REUTERS) August 24, 2019 Iran has test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency. "Our country is always the arena for [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran’s allies in Iraq face complex choice amid increasing “airstrikes”

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, centre, the deputy head of the mostly Shiite forces known as the Popular Mobilization Units, attends a ceremony marking Police Day in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 9, 2016. (AP) By Seth J. Frantzman August 24, 2019 A divide within the Popular Mobilization Forces, a group of mostly Shi’ite militias that are seen [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iraq, Isreal|

RIP, Iran?: Could the end of the regime be near?

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress conduct joint exercises in the US Central Command area of responsibility in the Arabian sea. (AP) By Michael Rubin August 24, 2019 We could be witnessing the death throes of the Islamic Republic. Iran and the United States are as close to [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Video of beaten Iraqi woman in Iran angers Iraqis

Shrine of 8th Shiite Imam in the northwest city of Mashhad. (MEHR) August 24, 2019 The spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad al-Sahaf says his office is "following with great interest" reports about an Iraqi woman being beaten at Iran’s Mashhad airport, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday August 22. The remarks were made after [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iraq|

Protests continue against Iranian regime FM’s visits to European countries – Iranians demand Javad Zarif’s expulsion from Paris

An estimated 100,000 MEK supporters including Iranian diaspora at Paris's annual MEK rally at Le Bourget, Paris 2016. (NCRI) August 24, 2019 Iranians residing in France, supporters of the Iranian Resistance, and human rights organizations took part in a rally against the visit to Paris by Javad Zarif, the mullahs' foreign minister. Hundreds [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Europe|