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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.

German court sentences Iranian regime agent to prison for treason

Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr hold the Iranian flag during a ceremony for the diplomatic accreditation of the new ambassador of Iran to Germany in Berlin. (REUTERS) March 26, 2020 A court in the city of Koblenz on Monday sentenced a German-Afghani military translator to prison for treason for handing over [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Europe|

Iran starts intercity travel ban

A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP) March 26, 2020 Iran has started an intercity travel ban, an Iranian official said in a televised news conference on Thursday, a [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Iran|

Former FBI agent Levinson believed to have died in Iran custody

A photograph of Robert Levinson Levinson received by his family in April 2011. (Getty) March 26, 2020 The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in March 2007 after traveling to an island controlled by Iran, said on Wednesday it now believes Levinson died in Iranian custody, based on information [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran death toll reaches 2,234, total infections top 29,406

Iranian men bury the journalist Abdollah Zavieh, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, Iran, March 24, 2020. (REUTERS) March 26, 2020 Iran reported 157 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Thursday, taking the [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Iran|

Iran official says Chinese nationals, Iranian students from Wuhan spread coronavirus

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) March 26, 2020 In a video conference with reporters on Wednesday, Iran's Deputy Health Minister said coronavirus spread in Qom by Chinese workers and students, and in Gilan by Iranian students coming back from Wuhan. Alireza Raeesi said an epidemiology team [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|East Asia|

Iran fears second wave of coronavirus

Iranian residents, some wearing protective masks, wait to cross a street in the capital Tehran on February 22, 2020. (AFP) March 26, 2020 Iran may face a second outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Islamic Republic banned internal travel and traditional gatherings in parks during the [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Iran|

Denmark charges Norwegian citizen over alleged Iranian assassination plot

An unidentified man chants as others wave the flag of the Al Ahwaz Liberation Organization during a protest in front of the European Council building in Brussels, on April 18, 2008. (AP) March 25, 2020 Denmark’s state prosecutor said on Wednesday it had charged a Norwegian citizen with assisting an Iranian intelligence service [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Europe, Minorities|

Iran struggles to shield economy from coronavirus pandemic

Iranian officials wear protective mask and gloves as protection against the cornonavirus COVID-19, during a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran, March 11, 2020. (AFP) March 25, 2020 Shut out of international capital markets and facing a further hit to its finances with the collapse in oil prices coming on top of US [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|

Iran, China amplify each other’s allegations of US coronavirus culpability

A city worker disinfects a bus stop sign because of the new coronavirus in Tehran, March 5, 2020. (AP) March 25, 2020 Iran and China have been amplifying each other’s allegations that the United States initiated the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries have used their state-approved media to highlight shared narratives rejected as false [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards founding member Habib Barzegari dies of coronavirus

Mourners wearing face masks and gloves carry a body of a former official in the IRGC, who died after a battle with coronavirus in Tehran, March 10, 2020. (AP) March 25, 2020 Habib Barzegari, a founding member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has died of coronavirus, state media reported on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Iran|