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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 intelligence claims it destroyed ‘terrorists’ from a hostile state

The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, logo. (Supplied) September 16, 2021 Iran’s security organs identified and have dealt with a “terrorist team” from a “hostile state”, a short announcement by Intelligence Ministry said on Wednesday. The statement promised more details in the future, but it claimed that enemy agents were planning [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran|

Your guide to Iran’s diverse fleet of combat drones

Gen. Hossein Salami (L) and Amir Ali Hajizadeh commander of the Aerospace Force of the IRGC, unveiling a new combat drone called ‘Gaza’, in Tehran, on May 21, 2021. (AFP) By Sebastien Roblin September 16, 2021 On August 29, Yemeni troops spotted small aircraft approaching the al-Anad airbase on the southwestern coast of [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Middle East|

1988 massacre witness: Hamid Nouri ‘handed out sweets’ in execution queue

Photos of some of the thousands of people killed in Iran in 1988 on display in Washington last year. (AFP) September 16, 2021 The trial of Hamid Nouri, a former senior official at Gohardasht Prison, for his part in Iran’s 1988 prison massacre continues in Sweden. During the 15th hearing at Stockholm District Court on Tuesday, [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran|

Amnesty urges accountability for 72 suspicious deaths in Iran prisons

Guards drag an emaciated prisoner, at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 16, 2021 Amnesty International published a list of 72 individuals Wednesday whose deaths in custody since January 2010 it said Iran had not adequately explained despite reports that they resulted from torture and ill treatment, including firearms and tear gas. “In 46 [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran approves five homegrown Covid vaccines before sufficient testing

A nurse prepares to inject a volunteer taking part in an Iranian coronavirus vaccine trial in Tehran, Dec 29, 2020. (Reuters) September 16, 2021 Iran has approved five homegrown Covid-19 vaccines for production, while some of them have not completed their trial and testing periods or no information is available about their efficacy and [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran|

Iran president selects hardline cabinet to drive hard bargain with US

President Ebrahim Raisi, C, waves to journalists as he is surrounded by group of lawmakers after taking his oath as president at the parliament in Tehran, Aug. 5, 2021. (AP) September 15, 2021 Iran, emboldened by the messy US withdrawal from Afghanistan, is betting that its new hardline cabinet -- including Deputy Foreign [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|North America, USA|

IAEA slams reported harassment of female inspectors in Iran

The flag of the IAEA flies in front of IAEA's headquarters during a board of governors meeting in Vienna, June 12, 2017. (REUTERS) September 15, 2021 The UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday slammed as “unacceptable” incidents involving its inspectors in Iran following a news report that Iranian guards had harassed female agency staff. [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s intelligence accused of killing Kurdish political activist

A frame grab taken from video shows a guard beating a prisoner at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 15, 2021 Human rights groups and the family of Kurdish political activist Yasser Mangouri said he has died after being summoned by members of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. Mangouri’s arrest occurred on July 17, but [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

US indicts three Florida residents with breaking Iran sanctions rules

The exterior of the US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, US on July 14, 2009. (REUTERS) September 15, 2021 Federal authorities in the United States have charged three Florida residents with alleged unlawful export of scientific equipment to Iran and receiving around $3.5 million from overseas via multiple wire transfers. [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|North America, USA|

Political storm continues over Iran homegrown Covid vaccines

Iran's Health Ministry is now trying to supplement people's first doses with the dubious, domestically-made CovIran-Barekat. (Supplied) September 15, 2021 Barakat Foundation was paid $1 billion by the government before it produced or delivered any of Iran’s first home-grown vaccine, CovIran Barakat, former reformist member of parliament Ali Tajernia told Shargh newspaper in [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iran|