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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 supplying Taliban with missiles, says Afghan security official

Afghan National Army (ANA) keep watch at a check post in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan May 24, 2017. (REUTERS) February 20, 2020 Iran has supplied the Taliban with anti-aircraft missiles, the police chief of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province said on Tuesday. Iran has supplied Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah with [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iranian anti-hijab activist receives international award

Arrested women activist in Iran Shaparak Shajarizadeh. (Social Media) February 20, 2020 An Iranian women’s rights and anti-compulsory hijab activist has won an international prestigious women's award in Geneva, Switzerland. Shaparak Shajarizadeh, 44, received her award on February 18. She was a Girl of Revolution Street meaning one of the Iranian women who [...]

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

Iran confirms three new cases of coronavirus, total now five

Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA) February 20, 2020 Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday. “Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Qom and one person in Arak, bringing the total of confirmed cases to five [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Iran|

Yemen’s Houthis making more lethal drones with Iranian components

Ababil 3 put on display in the seventh International Aviation Industry Exhibition being held in the southern island of Kish on November 18. (Press TV) February 20, 2020 Iran-backed Houthi militias are making more lethal drones in Yemen from Iranian components, according to an independent research report published on Wednesday. Houthis previously relied on [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Yemen|

Top suspect in large corruption case flees Iran for UAE

Mehdi Sharifi Niknafs, one of the suspects in a large corruption case has fled to the UAE. (Supplied) February 20, 2020 One of the primary suspects involved in a massive financial corruption case in Iran's petrochemical sector has fled the country, a conservative local news outlet close to the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|UAE|

Amnesty accuses Iran of ‘ongoing crimes against humanity’

People arrested in November protests in Iran go through the painful process of forced confessions and repentance. (Fars) February 20, 2020 In its annual report on the situation of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Amnesty International (AI) says the renewed wave of mass uprisings were met with brutality and [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Iran|

Hackers join forces against U.S. and Israeli targets: This is what an Iranian cyber attack looks like in 2020

Revolutionary Guard hackers at work. (IRIB) By Davey Winder February 19, 2020 Ever since the 2010 Stuxnet worm attack on the Natanz nuclear plant that was eventually attributed to the U.S. and Israeli governments, Iran has been taking "cyber" seriously. Although the notion of Iran initiating a cyberwar scenario has been largely dismissed, there has [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Drones used in Saudi Arabia’s Aramco attack have Iranian components

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Sep 14, 2019. (REUTERS) February 19, 2020 Drone components used in attacks which targeted Saudi Aramco facilities on September 14 were Iranian-made, according to a report by Conflict Armament Research published on Wednesday. CAR documented a component called the “vertical gyroscope” [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Iran dissidents urge vote boycott as leaders eye high turnout

Iranian elections traditionally have a high turnout. (AFP) February 19, 2020 Opponents of Iran’s theocratic leadership are urging an outright boycott of its parliamentary elections, arguing that it is anything but democratic and that casting a ballot serves only to bolster the country’s Islamic rulers. The country’s supreme leader has urged Iranians to [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Iran|

Pompeo: Washington prepared to talk to Iran ‘anytime’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Reuters) February 19, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said authorities in Washington were prepared to talk to Iran “anytime,” but that it needed to “fundamentally” change its behavior and that a campaign of maximum pressure against it would continue. “We are not rushed, [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|North America, USA|