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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.

Israeli minister says has list of Iran-backed targets

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz. (AP) March 5, 2021 Israel’s defense minister says his country has drawn up plans to strike Iranian targets if Tehran shows signs of nuclear escalation. Benny Gantz told Fox News that Israel is still working on its plans, but “we have them in our hands of course.” He [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Israel|

Iran casts long shadow over Pentagon nominee’s Senate hearing

The Pentagon building is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 9, 2020. (REUTERS) March 5, 2021 President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the Pentagon’s top policy adviser faced relentless Republican criticism on Thursday over his support for the Iran nuclear deal, in a confirmation hearing that could foreshadow bigger fights over Biden’s national [...]

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

Guards’ journal warns of street protests gaining potency

People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. (Reuters) By Behnam Gholipour March 5, 2021 The nationwide protests of January 2018 and November 2019 were arguably turning points in the history of street protests in Iran. Although they were brutally supressed, the ruling establishment is now deeply afraid of further [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran|

Arab ministers consider ways to tackle Iran’s interference in region

The Arab League Council discussed “ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination to confront Iranian terrorist practices. (Supplied) March 5, 2021 The Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee met on Wednesday to discuss developments in the crisis with Iran and ways to address interference by Tehran in the internal affairs of Arab countries. Osama bin [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Middle East|

Rouhani estimates ‘damage’ to Iran by US sanctions since 2018 at $200 billion

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (AFP) March 5, 2021 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani estimated the “damages” to his country by re-instating US sanctions under the Donald Trump administration at $200 billion. “If the new US administration wants to make up for the mistakes of the previous administration, we have left the path clear for [...]

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

Russia, Turkey want to save Iran nuclear deal, urge US to lift sanctions on Tehran

Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia pose before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018. (Reuters) March 4, 2021 Russia and Turkey said they wanted the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to be “saved”, urging the United States to lift sanctions on Tehran. Turkish President [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Russia, Turkey|

India merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall

Under U.S. sanctions, Tehran is unable to use U.S. dollars to transact oil sales. (AFP) March 4, 2021 Indian merchants have almost entirely stopped signing new export contracts with Iranian buyers for commodities such as rice, sugar and tea, due to caution about Tehran’s dwindling rupee reserves with Indian banks, six industry officials [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|East Asia, India|

Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. (AP) March 4, 2021 Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, after months of frustration at [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Rouhani’s government shuts down charity supporting vulnerable children

Sharmin Meymandinejad, founder of the Imam Ali Society, was arrested at his home on June 21. (Supplied) March 4, 2021 The lawyer Saeed Dehghan has announced the dissolution of nationwide charity the Imam Ali Society by an Iranian court. The nonpartisan NGO, which was first set up in 1999 and whose full name [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Iran|

Iranian imams are obstacles for women in sports

Friday imams and clerics have been one of the main barriers to women's sports over the last four decades. (IranWire) March 4, 2021 Following an attack on female Iranian mountaineers, a climbing association has issued a ban on female rock climbers but has done nothing to confront the perpetrator — a Friday prayers imam. On February 24, 2021, a video was released [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Iran, Women|