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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.

Who eats the cake in Tehran?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech on the occasion of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, in Tehran, Iran March 20, 2020. (REUTERS) By Amir Taheri April 3, 2020 Will coronavirus help the Islamic Republic’s chief Ali Khamenei alleviate his ramshackle regime’s cash flow problem? This is certainly what the so-called [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Trump says ready to help Iran but ‘they haven’t even asked’

Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office on Aug. 30. (AP) April 3, 2020 President Donald Trump says the United States would think about the issue of sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus if Tehran asked for it. Responding to a reporter’s question during the White House briefing on Thursday [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|North America, USA|

Elections, ties with China shaped Iran’s coronavirus response

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment. March 12, 2020. (AFP) April 3, 2020 Iranian authorities ignored warnings by doctors in late December and January of an increasing number of patients with high fevers and lung [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|East Asia|

41 years of arrest, torture and execution of Baha’i doctors in Iran

Demonstrators hold images of imprisoned Iranian Baha'i religious leaders at a protest in Rio de Janeiro, June 2011. (Reuters) By Kian Sabeti April 03, 2020 The Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education has repeatedly pointed to a serious shortage of physicians and nurses in Iran over the past several years. The shortage became [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran, US heat up war of words

  US soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield to Iraqi Security Forces, in Mosul, Iraq, March 27, 2020. (AP) April 03, 2020 Iran said Thursday it "only acts in self-defense" after President Donald Trump warned it against attacks on US troops in Iraq, as a new war of [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to 3,294

Disinfecting buses in Tabriz to counter the outbreak of coronavirus on Monday, February 24, 2020. (MEHR) April 3, 2020 Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur. The total number of people [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran|

More evidence suggests Iran’s nuclear shopping sprees persist

Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, October 26, 2010. (REUTERS) By Andrea Stricker Behnam Ben Taleblu April 03, 2020 When it comes to the regime in Iran, the adage “old habits die hard” could not be truer. Even amid a [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

European imports from Iran drop fourteen-fold in 2019

Iranian merchants conduct their business at a carpet market of the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP) By Dalga Khatinoglu April 03, 2020 As Britain, France, and Germany finally on Tuesday managed to conclude Europe's first humanitarian goods transaction with the Islamic Republic under U.S. sanctions, the latest data [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe|

Iran’s head of judiciary demands lower coronavirus numbers

FILE- In this Friday, file photo, Iran’s head of judiciary  Ebrahim Raisi looks at media in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Aida Ghajar April 03, 2020 According to information obtained by IranWire, on March 26, 2020, Ebrahim Raeesi, head of the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on the Ministry of Health and [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran regime would funnel international aid to IRGC

Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) personnel came into the streets to fight Coronavirus. March 1, 2020. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh April 03, 2020 Iran is one of the hardest hit countries in the world when it comes to the number of people who have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or died because of it. According to [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|