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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 to spend $1 Billion from reserves to prop up its ailing automakers

Iran's Saipa automaker is one of the largest manufacturers headquartered in Tehran, Iran. (Supplied) June 4, 2020 Iran has decided to channel one billion dollars from its national reserves to prop up its ailing automakers amid a deep economic crisis gripping the country since 2018. Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) is a foreign [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

US State Department denies prisoner swap as released Iranian returns home

U.S. State Departmental Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus during a briefing. (US State Departmen) June 4, 2020 The U.S. State Department says the release of an Iranian scientist who was deported from the United States on Tuesday is not part of a prisoner swap. Sirous Asgari who was acquitted of stealing scientific secrets in the [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|North America, USA|

Parliament’s think tank chief calls for reforms to save Iran’s failing economy

Mohammad Qasemi, the head pf Parliament Research Center addressing the chamber. May 31, 2020. (IRNA) By Behrouz Turani June 4, 2020 In what appears to be candid remarks, Mohammad Qasemi, the head of the Iranian Parliament's Research Center, has painted a bleak picture of Iran economy. He told parliament that structural flaws and weak [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian Parliament presses government over economic performance

Parliament Speaker criticized the government for implementing the "resistance economy" policy, which Supreme Leader insists on applying to confront US sanctions. (REUTERS) June 3, 2020 Conservative MPs summoned Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati and the Chairman of the Planning and Budget Organization, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, for grilling, starting a pressure [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran continues its nuclear work, but is it weapons grade?

A general view of Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran. (Reuters) By Simon Henderson June 3, 2020 In the next few days, the latest quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to become public. It will make headlines even if [...]

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

Israel ‘successfully’ tests two ballistic missiles amid tensions with Iran, Hezbollah

An missile is fired from a desert launch site in southern Israel on April 12, 2015. (Getty) June 3, 2020 Israel on Tuesday said it has successfully tested two ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean, amid tensions with Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah. The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said the “complex trial... [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran is working hard to revive anti-U.S. operations in Latin America

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa met with Iranian FM Javad Zarif who paid a visit to the country as part of a tour to Latin America, Aug 24, 2016. (Andes) By Stephen Johnson June 3, 2020 Just as Iran’s adventures in the Western Hemisphere were beginning to fade from memory, Iranian passenger jets began landing [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA|

Turkey to open Iran, Iraq border gates this week to boost trade

A Turkish soldier stands at Iran-Turkey Border. (Reuters) June 3, 2020 Turkey will open its Gurbulak border gate with Iran and the Habur border gate with Iraq this week in order to help boost trade as coronavirus containment measures are eased, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on Wednesday. In an interview with state [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Turkey|

A Tehran neighborhood struggles with drug addicts during the pandemic

A drug addict smokes cigarette at drop-in center and shelter south of Tehran, Iran. (AP) June 3, 2020 "When he saw the bread in my hand, he reached out, grabbed it and ran off. My heart still pounds when I remember it." These are the words of Sedigheh, a woman of about 50. She lives [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP) By Steve Stecklow and Babak Dehghanpisheh June 3, 2020 China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|