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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.

Negotiators head home as Iran talks hit critical stage

A police car drives past Palais Coburg, the site of a meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna, Dec 9, 2021. (Reuters) January 15, 2022 Chief negotiators from Iran and Europe returned home for consultations as talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal reached a critical stage, state media [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iran needs to stop interfering in Arab affairs: Jordan’s FM

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) meets with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (R) at the State Department, Jan. 13, 2022. (AFP) January 15, 2022 Jordan’s top diplomat touched down in Washington last week, where he held meetings with nearly all the top US officials in the Biden administration, making him the first Arab [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Middle East|

Biden can no longer ignore growing Iran-China ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Dec 4, 2013. (REUTERS) By Bradley Bowman and Zane Zovak January 15, 2022 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will visit China on Friday to deepen the “comprehensive strategic partnership” the two countries signed [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|East Asia, North America, USA|

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sees hope in Iran’s release of British inmate

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of detained charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, continues his hunger strike outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP) January 15, 2022 The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she is feeling more hopeful after the release of a British Council worker from an Iranian jail. Aras Amiri was [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Europe, Women|

Iran parliament tables second impeachment in less than a month

Iran's labor minister Hojatollah Abdolmaleki speaks in parliament. (Supplied) January 15, 2022 For the second time in less than a month the Iranian parliament’s presidium has stopped a motion to impeach one of President Ebrahim Raisi’s economic ministers. Criticism of ministers come mainly from within the conservative camp that supports Raisi and his [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Iran|

China slams US sanctions on Iran as cooperation agreement launched

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures during a press conference in Beijing, March 8, 2017. (AP) January 15, 2022 China said Saturday it would begin implementing a strategic agreement with Iran, strengthening economic and political cooperation between the two countries as Beijing blasted Washington’s sanctions on Tehran. China and Iran signed the agreement [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|East Asia, North America, USA|

A lesson in Persian politeness: Why Khamenei’s leadership didn’t end in 1999

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei (R) speaks with former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during a meeting in Tehran. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar January 15, 2022 Recently, a video resurfaced and was shared by the BBC depicting former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani giving a speech. The subject is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the date [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

US Veterans, families urge administration not to release billions in frozen funds to Iran until terrorism cases are settled

US Vice President Kamala Harris watches as President Joe Biden signs executive orders at the White House in Washington, US, Jan 26, 2021. (REUTERS) January 15, 2022 U.S. military veterans and their families called on the Biden administration Thursday not to release frozen funds to Iran as part of nuclear negotiations until U.S. victims of terrorist attacks [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran accelerating China ties under Raisi administration

Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian with China's FM Wang Yi. Jan 14, 2022. (AFP) January 15, 2022 Iran’s Foreign minister who is visiting China to follow up on a 25-year agreement with Beijing says bilateral cooperation is accelerating under the current administration. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in China at the head of a high-ranking delegation [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|East Asia|

Pompeo says Biden admin ‘living in fantasy world’ regarding Iran

Then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2020. (AP) January 15, 2022 Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the Biden Administration for continuing talks with Iran while Tehran is threatening former US officials and attacking US [...]

By |January 15th, 2022|North America, USA|