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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’s hard-line president-elect says he won’t meet Biden

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. (AP) June 21, 2021 Iran’s president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|North America, USA|

Iran stores more oil on tankers as it counts days to enter markets

The Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune is docked at the El Palito refinery in Venezuela on 25 May 2020. (AFP) June 21, 2021 Iran could quickly export millions of barrels of oil it is holding in storage if it reaches a deal with the United States on its nuclear programme and has been moving [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Statement by Khamenei aide fuels speculation about his role in Iran vote

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a face mask as he casts his ballot on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic’s presidential election. (AFP) June 21, 2021 Vahid Haghanian, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's chief personal aide, in a rare public statement thanked President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's (Raeesi) competitors Saturday [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran|

Iran says upcoming round of Vienna talks could be the last

Iran's ambassador to the U.N. nuclear watchdog Kazem Gharibabadi (R) leaves after the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, in Vienna, May 7, 2021. (REUTERS) June 21, 2021 Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the upcoming round of Vienna talks could be the last one, in remarks quoted by Al Arabiya TV on Monday. Western [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Ex-Iranian prisoner offered scholarship at Oxford University

Ana Diamond, now a British-Finnish dual national, spent 200 days in solitary confinement aged 19 in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. (Channel 4 News) June 21, 2021 A former Finnish-Iranian dual national who was jailed alongside high-profile British-Iranian prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been offered a scholarship at Oxford University, four years after being released [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, Women|

Oil prices firm on summer demand as Iran talks drag

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. (REUTERS) June 21, 2021 Oil prices rose on Monday, underpinned by strong demand during the summer driving season and a pause in talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal that could [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Persian Independent’s exclusive interview with Ahmadinejad: With less than 40% turnout the election is turned into a referendum against Iran

Iranian former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) By Camelia Entekhabifard June 21, 2021 In an exclusive interview with Independent Persian, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whose candidacy was rejected by Iran’s Guardian Council, said that the presidential election is symbol of the nation’s will. It is not about dropping a piece of paper in a [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran|

Europeans, U.S. warn Iran nuclear talks won’t be open-ended

Delegation members from the parties to the Iran nuclear deal attending a meeting at the Grand Hotel of Vienna as they try to restore the deal, April 20, 2021. (AFP) June 21, 2021 Western officials warned Tehran on Sunday that negotiations to revive its nuclear deal could not continue indefinitely, after the sides [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Spoiled ballots in the Islamic Republic: From one percent to second place

A voter casts her ballot for the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrabi June 21, 2021 Along with the lowest-ever turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic, Friday’s presidential election broke a second record: that of “invalid” votes. So great was the [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Ebrahim Raeesi’s victory signals darker days ahead for Iran

A supporter of the presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, currently judiciary chief, hold posters of him during a campaign rally at the Takhti Stadium in Ahvaz, Iran, June 9, 2021. (AP) June 21, 2021 The following is the content of IranWire’s extraordinary newsletter issued on Saturday, June 19. You can read all our recent, [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|