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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 holds air defence exercise over nuclear town Natanz

An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2007. (AP) December 4, 2021 Iranian air defences fired a missile as part of an exercise on Saturday over the central town of Natanz, which houses nuclear installations, state TV reported, after local residents reported hearing a large blast. [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iran|

Yemen, US officials accuse Iran of imperiling peace efforts in Yemen

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) December 4, 2021 Yemeni and American officials have accused the Iranian regime of perpetuating the war in Yemen through arming and training the [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

How much have delayed oil and gas projects cost Iran?

Iran is the fourth oil-richest country in the world and ranks second in terms of gas reserves. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour December 4, 2021 In late September, the International Court of Arbitration in Paris awarded Dana Gas, a subsidiary of the Emirati company Crescent Petroleum, $607.5 million over a decades-long dispute with Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Opinions On Iran|

By parading a ‘refugee’ judoka, sports bosses try to entice Iranian athletes home

Arash Aghaei, is a former Iranian national judo team star. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour December 4, 2021 The PR department of the beleaguered Iranian Judo Federation announced this week that ex-national team star Arash Aghaei has come home. Iranian media hailed the news with such headlines as "Return of the refugee star", with multiple outlets describing [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iran|

US renewed Iran sanctions waiver for Iraq as nuclear talk resumed

Employees walk past flames rising from the burning of excess natural gas at the Bin Omar natural gas station, on January 12, 2017. (AFP) December 4, 2021 The United States 'quietly' renewed a waiver for Iraq to buy Iranian electricity just as Iran’s nuclear talks in Vienna resumed, a conservative website has said. [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran’s battered currency falls as nuclear talks end without results

An exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, October 2, 2018. (AP) December 4, 2021 One day after the inconclusive end of nuclear talks in Vienna Iran’s currency rial fell against the US dollar to the psychologically important level of 300,000. Iranian authorities in recent days devised ways to show [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iran|

Iranian efforts to form another ‘Dahieh’ in Damascus

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with Iran's FM, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in Damascus, Syria, August 29, 2021. (REUTERS) December 4, 2021 Head of the Trade Promotion Organization in Iran Alireza Paymanpak said that Iran and Syria are considering launching a joint bank to facilitate bilateral trade. At the same time, reports pointed to [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Syria|

Iran’s massive sewerage project hit by unexpected hurdle — manhole thieves

Thievery of building materials has gotten so bad that Iranian authorities have reportedly been forced to repurchase metal stolen from construction sites at local bazaars such as this one in Tehran. (IRNA) December 4, 2021 Iran has worked for decades to bring its sewerage system into the modern age. But metal thieves are [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iran|

Israeli agents convinced Iranian scientists to blow up their own nuclear facilities

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) December 4, 2021 Agents from the Mossad convinced Iranian scientists to blow up their own nuclear facilities by “posing as dissidents” and smuggling explosives [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Israel|

Esfahan under undeclared martial law to prevent repeat protests

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) December 4, 2021 Authorities blocked access Friday to the dry riverbed in Esfahan, where those who protested the previous Friday planned to congregate at noon for prayers. According to postings on social media, police and security forces including Basij [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iran|