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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.

Ireland’s Foreign Minister to meet Iran’s Rouhani on nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani meeting with the Director General of the (IAEA) in Tehran, August 26, 2020. (AFP) March 6, 2021 Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday in his role as a U.N. Security Council facilitator of the nuclear deal agreed in 2015 between [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Europe|

Iranian doctor who rescued a hospital gains Bulgarian citizenship after mass petition

Under Dr. Zargar-Shabestari's leadership, the hospital turned itself around, transformed it into an exemplary facility. (Supplied) By Hannah Somerville March 6, 2021 At the outset of 2021, an Iranian-born doctor in a remote corner of Bulgaria became the unexpected center of a media storm. Dr. Abdullah Zargar-Shabestari, the director of Isperih General Hospital, [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Europe|

Iranian parliament’s cash incentives for new babies don’t add up

Lawmakers are sworn in during the inauguration of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran, May, 27, 2020. (AP) By Ali Ranjipour March 6, 2021 “A loan of 150 million tomans (US$6,000) for the birth of a third child”: this was the news that issued from the Iranian parliament on Wednesday, February 24. Iran has seen declining levels [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Iran|

UN rights office calls on Iran to restore internet in disrupted areas

An Iranian man shows his phone while unable to load a social media page as internet service is reportedly disrupted, Tehran, Iran, 17 November 2019. (EPA-EFE) March 5, 2021 The UN rights office on Friday called on Iranian authorities to restore internet in areas where it was apparently disrupted after protesters took to [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s Zarif to offer ‘constructive’ plan amid hopes of informal nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) March 5, 2021 Iran will soon present a “constructive” plan of action, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, after European sources said Tehran gave positive signs about opening informal talks about its nuclear [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

An Iranian passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. (AP) March 5, 2021 Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Friday said authorities disrupted an attempted hijacking of a passenger plane in flight the previous night, though it offered few details on what happened. The purported hijacking targeted an Iran Air Fokker 100 [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran|

The man who exposed Iran and Hezbollah’s clandestine infiltration in Argentina

A person holds a photo of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman during a demonstration on the second-year anniversary of his death in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP) By Florencia Montaruli March 5, 2021 Six years ago on January 18, 2015, the prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Latin America|

Israel says oil spill is ‘Iranian retaliation’ for Soleimani, Fakhrizadeh’s killings

Israeli soldiers cleaning tar from the sand after an offshore oil spill drenched much of Israel's Mediterranean shoreline, at a beach in Atlit, Israel. (Reuters) March 5, 2021 Despite tight secrecy by security apparatuses in Tel Aviv concerning an oil spill that hit the country’s shores last month, an Israeli minister accused Iran [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Israel|

UN condemns up to 23 killings in Iran’s border area with Pakistan

Protests in Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran, Feb 24, 2021. (Twitter) March 5, 2021 At least a dozen people and possibly up to 23 have been killed in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province where Revolutionary Guards and security forces have used lethal force against fuel couriers from ethnic minorities and protesters, the United Nations [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Wrongful execution forms grim backdrop to Berlinale contender

Iranian directors Maryam Moghaddam plays Mina in ‘Ballad of a White Cow’ film. (Supplied) March 5, 2021 When her husband is executed for murder, Mina is left to fend for herself in a society that is reluctant to allow her even to find somewhere for her and her daughter to live. But when [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Arts, Europe|