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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.

Is Iran at risk of becoming a Chinese colony?

Iranian officials do not seem to be aware of China's imperial and culturally superior mindset. (IRNA) By Shireen T. Hunter September 16, 2019 According to an article in the Petroleum Economist, during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to China in late August, Tehran and Beijing updated an agreement they had reached in 2016 called [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|East Asia|

Iran: 3.5 million workers in black market workshops are forgotten

Workers in Tehran gather to start their protest at the Iranian parliament before security forces attacked the protesters. May 1, 2019. (RF) September 16, 2019 In a shocking admission on September 11, 2019, Ali Khoda’i, a member of the regime’s Supreme Council on Labor told Tasnim news agency, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards’ [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Iran|

Multi award-winning filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Eternal Code starring noted Iranian-American actress Vida Ghaffari had a star studded west coast premiere

Vida Ghaffari with Iranian-Americans in attendance. (Supplied) September 16, 2019 Multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen's Eternal Code had a star studded premiere in the heart of Hollywood at the noted TCL Chinese Theatre on September 4th. This much anticipated action crime thriller stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Arts, North America, USA|

Iran: Torture and corporal punishment mandated by law

Protesters stag a mock imprisonment similar to one in Iran during a demonstration outside Downing Street, London, Saturday 21, 2018. (Express) September 16, 2019 Torture and corporal punishment are common practices in Iran’s prisons and also mandated by law. The regime denies use of torture in Iranian prisons despite thousands of reports since [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Iran|

Senator Graham says US ‘should table’ retaliation against Iran following attack on Saudi Arabia

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. (Getty) September 16, 2019 U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said the United States should consider an attack on Iran’s oil refineries following a large drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil installations early on [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Millions of ‘unidentified account holders’ in Iranian banks

Depositors protest for their lost investments in Samen al-Hojaj financial institution, July 2018. (RF) By Kambiz Ghafouri September 16, 2019 Iran suffers from deep-rooted problems in its banking, including a phenomenon called “unidentified account holders" in Iranian banks. According to the Iranian semi-official Mehr News Agency, there are an estimated one million accounts with unknown holders [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Iran|

Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles

An Iranian woman and her son walk past missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran. ( AFP) September 16, 2019 An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander has repeated a threat on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers were within [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran’s growing education problems

Iranian pupils study in a classroom at the Be'sat school in Kerman, Iran, October 23, 2016. (REUTERS) By Pooya Stone September 16, 2019 UNESCO says that every child aged 6-18 years old should regularly an educational institution, but a rising number of young people in Iran are being prevented from doing so. The Statistical [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Iran|

US blames Iran for ‘unprecedented attack on world’s energy supply’

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (Reuters) September 16, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities, saying Tehran had "launched an unprecedented attack" on global energy supplies. The oil-processing sites [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran’s suicide rate on the rise as more people slump into poverty

Iran’s suicide rate had slowly increased since 2015. (IranWire) September 16, 2019 According to an Iranian official in charge of the suicide prevention program at the Ministry of Health, Iran’s suicide rate has increased with around 100,000 cases during the last Persian year (March 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019). Maryam Abbasinejad, who [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Iran|