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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 exiled Crown Prince calls proposed Iran-China accord ‘despicable’

Former Iranian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, June 22, 2009. (VOA) July 08, 2020 In a statement on Tuesday, Iran's exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi condemned a planned 25-year agreement Iran is seeking to sign with China. "The regime dominating our country is seeking to sign [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|East Asia|

Iran’s Judiciary says many licensed exporters were ‘fake entities’

A general view of the Central Bank of Iran building in Tehran, Iran. (REUTERS) July 08, 2020 Judicial Deputy of Tehran Prosecutor on Monday said many of the exporters flagged by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) for not transferring currency earnings to the government FOREX system cannot be identified or are "fake [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian oil in perfect storm of storage shortage, low demand, sanctions

An oil facility on Iran's Kharg Island. (AFP) July 08, 2020 Iranian oil production has reached its lowest point in almost four decades, according to industry experts, with the country’s storage facilities fast approaching full capacity. The news comes amid a dip in Iran’s oil exports due to a crash in global demand, [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

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|