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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.

Gas explosion shakes building in Tehran, one person injured

Several gas cylinders kept in a basement blew up, damaging the building and injuring a resident. (ISNA) July 11, 2020 A gas explosion shook a residential building in Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday, injuring one person, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the city fire department as saying. Several gas cylinders kept in [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iran|

At border with Iran, Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

Iraqi border police stand guard on the Iraqi side of the Mandili crossing on the border with Iran on July 11, 2020. (AFP) July 11, 2020 Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi launched a new campaign on Saturday against corruption at the country’s borders, saying millions of dollars were being lost by not properly [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran’s president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread

Group marriage ceremony at Tehran University on March 6, 2018. (MEHR) July 11, 2020 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for big gatherings such as weddings and wakes to be banned to stem a rise in coronavirus infections, but insisted the country’s economy had to stay open. Shortly after Rouhani’s televised speech, [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iran|

How have Iran’s intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) By Yonah Jeremy Bob July 11, 2020 With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled off [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran promises to publish details of pact with China as negative reactions grow

Cars of the Iranian delegation are seen parked outside a building of the Diaoyutai state guesthouse as Iranian FM Javad Zarif meets Chinese FM Wang Yi in Beijing, May 13, 2018. (REUTERS) July 11, 2020 Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Gholamreza Ansari has promised to publish the details of a controversial pact with China, amid [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|East Asia|

Amnesty condemns execution of man for drinking alcohol in Iran

Iranian students and members of Amnesty International demonstrate in front of the Iranian Embassy in Rome on June 11, 2010. (AFP) July 11, 2020 Amnesty International has condemned the execution of a 55-year-old Iranian man in Iran for drinking alcohol as an example of the country’s "inhumane and cruel" system. "The Iranian authorities [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iran|

Iran sought illegal goods for nuke program – German federal intel

The nuclear water reactor of Arak, south of capital Tehran, 23, 2019. (AFP) July 11, 2020 Iran’s regime made efforts to secure illicit goods for its nuclear program, adding new urgency to the crisis surrounding Tehran's alleged atomic weapons activity, the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany disclosed in its new report [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Europe|

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds death penalty for three young protesters

The confirmation of death sentences for Saeed Tamjidi, Mohammad Rajabi and Amir Hossein Moradi was widely reported on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Social Media) July 11, 2020 The Islamic Republic Supreme Court has admitted it has upheld death sentences for three young protesters arrested in mid-November anti-establishment rallies, one of the attorneys disclosed [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iran|

Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions: Iranian Oil Minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks to reporters during the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial in Algiers, Sep 27, 2016. (Reuters) July 11, 2020 Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday. [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|North America, USA|

Rouhani: Iran cannot shut down economy despite worsening coronavirus outbreak

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet session in the capital Tehran, April 15, 2020. (AFP) July 11, 2020 Iran said on Saturday that it cannot afford to shut down its sanctions-hit economy, even as the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak worsens with record-high death tolls and rising infections. Iran must continue “economic, [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Iran|