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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.

U.S. says new Iran sanctions coming on Thursday over rights violations

Special Representative for Iran Elliott Abrams speaks during a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, March 31, 2020. (REUTERS) September 24, 2020 The United States will slap new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities, including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, U.S. Special Representative [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|North America, USA|

UK, France and Germany summon Iranian ambassadors over prisoners

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran Airport last year while visiting family with her daughter. (PA) By Patrick Wintour September 24, 2020 France, Germany and the UK are summoning Iranian ambassadors in a coordinated diplomatic protest against Iran’s detention of dual nationals and its treatment of political prisoners. The Iranian ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Europe|

U.S. renews waiver for Iraq to import Iranian energy for 60 days

Washington has repeatedly extended the waiver for Baghdad to use crucial Iranian energy supplies for its struggling power grid. (Supplied) September 24, 2020 The United States said on Thursday it had renewed a waiver for Iraq to import Iranian electricity, this time for 60 days to enable Baghdad to take “meaningful actions” to [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Iraq|

What is the Iranian cyber-army’s mission?

Sepah Pasdaran, revolutionary guard hackers, cyber, cyberwar. (Supplied) By Jubin Katiraie September 24, 2020 Conventional wisdom has it that authoritarian states use propaganda to pave the path for suppressing dissidents and executing extreme measures. They use media outlets and social media to whitewash their crimes and disguise victims as offenders. To achieve their goals, authoritarians [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Iran|

Hezbollah finance in Lebanon

Billboards from Hezbollah's committee for the support of the Islamic resistance are displayed on a highway in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP) By Tony Badran and Emanuele Ottolenghi September 24, 2020 The government of Lebanon seeks an international bailout to save its financial system, which will require an estimated $93 billion rescue.1 The amount [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Lebanon|

Iran’s state media blame Israel and Jews for coronavirus

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided Basij militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment. March 12, 2020. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar September 24, 2020 Any crisis or event provides an opportunity for the Islamic Republic to direct blame at Israel. Whatever happens, there’s a solid chance that a [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Isreal|

Prisoners on death row in Ahvaz

A mass grave in the southern city of Ahvaz,1988 mass execution. (Facebook) By Aida Ghajar September 24, 2020 The death sentences of four prisoners in Sheiban Prison in Khuzestan province have been upheld by the Supreme Court, and their execution is reported to be imminent. On September 20, authorities released the names of the [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian luminaries join forces to say no to China deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an official arrival ceremony in Tehran, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP) By Arash Azizi September 24, 2020 More than 100 Iranians from around the world have penned a letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressing concern about an upcoming deal between [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|East Asia|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises above 25,000

A coronavirus victim in Iran before burial without a family funeral. April 28, 2020 (IRNA) September 24, 2020 Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 175 to 25,015 on Thursday, the highest in the Middle East, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 436,319 in the country, according to [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Iran|

Iran to fund the fortification of Syrian air defense

Major General Mohammad Bagheri, left, and Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub sign military deal in Damascus on July 8, 2020. (AFP) September 24, 2020 A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says Iran plans to fortify Syria's air defense. Speaking to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-linked [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Syria|