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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.

How an Iranian airline tied to terrorism likely spread the virus ‘and lied about it’

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport, March 1, 2017. (AFP) By Kevjn Lim March 30, 2020 There are many reasons why Iran has become the Middle East’s flaming epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. They include the government trying to hide the outbreak; insufficient testing capacity; refusal to [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|East Asia, Middle East|

Official says coronavirus pandemic could kill tens of thousands in Iran

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20,2020. (AFP) March 30, 2020 According to Iran's Health Ministry, 117 Iranian COVID-19 patients passed away in Iran in 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,757 as of March 30. In the same period 3,186 new cases [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Killing of Iranian dissident fuels tensions between Turkey, Iran

Masoud Molavi Vardanjani, had been killed for criticizing Tehran’s political and military leadership. (Supplied) March 30, 2020 A claim that two intelligence officers at Iran’s consulate in Turkey instigated the killing of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul last November has added to simmering tensions between the two countries. Reuters said that it had [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Turkey|

Iran warns of lengthy ‘new way of life’ as coronavirus deaths rise

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij militia, March 12, 2020. (AFP) March 30, 2020 President Hassan Rouhani warned on Sunday that “the new way of life” in Iran was likely to be prolonged, as its declared death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 2,640. [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s Basij Force turns US Embassy building into mask factory, sends masks to US

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti art characterizing the U.S. Statue of Liberty, painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP) March 30, 2020 Iran’s Basij Force has offered to send medical supplies to those in need in America after converting the former US embassy [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

‘Unrest’ in Iran’s Hamedan prison amid coronavirus crisis

Iranian prisons are overcrowded, and sanitary and healthcare facilities are not adequate even at ordinary times. (Supplied) March 30, 2020 Iran’s official government news agency IRNA has reported “clashes” in Hamedan prison, following reports of unrest in other prisons in recent days. The report did not provide much detail about the “unrest” in the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

US condemns Iran-backed Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) March 30, 2020 The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles. “As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll reaches 2,757 with 41,495 confirmed cases

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets in Tehran, March 16, 2020. (Reuters) March 30, 2020 Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,757 with 117 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman told state TV on Monday, [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iran watchfully observes U.S. moves in Iraq as its proxies might come under fire

U.S. Brigadier General Vincent B. Barker (R) and Iraqi Staff Major General Mohammad Fadhel Abbas (2-R) attend the handover ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield West in Mosul, March 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 30, 2020 Major U.S. newspapers say American troops are preparing for a confrontation with Iran's Shiite allies in Iraq. They also say the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

67,000 suspected coronavirus cases hospitalized in Iran

Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA) March 30, 2020 Data collected by Radio Farda show that 66,657 persons have so far been hospitalized or quarantined in 31 provinces of Iran for having Covid-19 symptoms, while the government reports 35,000 tested cases in the country. Furthermore, the same [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|