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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.

Ukraine set to sue Iran in international courts over downed airliner

Ukraine International Airlines' Boeing 737-800 plane wreckage is seen in a picture from the investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) July 07, 2020 Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Yevhen Yenin says Kyiv is preparing to file a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic in international courts over Tehran's lack of cooperation after [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Europe|

Iranian football’s Esteghlal suffer 12 positive cornavirus tests

Esteghlal FC is one of the biggest clubs in Iranian football. (AFP) July 07, 2020 Eleven players and one staff member at Tehran football giants Esteghlal have tested positive for coronavirus, official agency Irna reported on Tuesday. “After tests, 12 people — a team doctor and players — were confirmed positive” Irna reported, [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian fishing fleet accused of illegally plundering Yemeni waters

Yemen has long accused the Iranians of overfishing its waters and harrying Yemeni fishermen. (Supplied) July 7, 2020 The Yemeni government has accused Iranian fishermen of making illegal catches off Yemen’s Socotra archipelago and harassing local crews. Dozens of Iranian boats were allegedly spotted crossing into Yemeni waters 9 miles west of Socotra [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Yemen|

Prestige of Iranian passport declines further in world rankings

With an Iranian passport, one can get a visa upon arrival in 28 countries, but Iranians still need a visa to travel to 165 countries. (Supplied) July 7, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran's passport has ranked as the sixth least respected in the world in the latest Passport Index report. Out of [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian military-owned company opens supermarket in Venezuela

Residents help to unload boxes of basic food staples provided by a government food assistance program, in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2020. (AP) July 7, 2020 A conglomerate owned by the Iranian military and tied to Iran’s missile program has established a retail foothold in Venezuela, according to a report by the Wall [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Currency crisis impoverishes Iranians, strains economic defenses

Iranian currency is displayed at an exchange shop in Tehran, August 1, 2019. (Reuters) July 7, 2020 Desperate to afford her daughter’s overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy U.S. dollars. It was not enough. With three years of study still to [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Iraqi expert on armed groups shot dead in Baghdad after Iran-backed militia threats

Security forces stand guard at the assassination scene of Hisham al-Hashimi, in Zeyouneh area, Baghdad, Iraq, July 7, 2020. (AP) July 7, 2020 An Iraqi analyst who was a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias. Gunmen [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Burial of Covid-19 victims in Iran shows just a handful of family members standing afar and the grave being disinfected. April 3, 2020. (IRNA) July 7, 2020 Iran announced on Tuesday 200 more deaths from the coronavirus, the most in a single day since the Middle East's deadliest outbreak began in February. The [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Iraq partially reopens Iran trade crossing

Iranian customs checkpoint on a border crossing with Iraq in Kermanshah province. (Twitter) July 07, 2020 Iraq partially reopened its southern Shalamcheh border crossing with Iran on Tuesday after more than three months of closure to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, border officials said. The crossing was being opened only for [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iraq|

June Iran protests report: Over 219 protests in 74 cities

Protesters near Iran's central bank demanding resignation of the bank's governor. June 14, 2020. (Social Media) July 7, 2020 According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance in the month of June, Iranians held 219 recorded protests in 74 cities and 24 provinces, with an average of seven to eight [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|