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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.

‘No end to mounting repression’ in Iran: Human Rights Watch

Kenneth Roth, as head of human rights watch, has long campaigned against Iranian rights violations. (AP) January 14, 2022 Human Rights Watch has decried another year of abuses and repression in Iran in its World Report 2022. “Iranian intelligence and judicial authorities continued their crackdown on dissent in 2021, while lawmakers passed and [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iran|

Rockets hit US Embassy in Baghdad, days after warning to Iran

Iraqi security forces are deployed in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 1, 2020. (AFP) January 14, 2022 At least four rockets targeted the US Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran leader’s website showcases Trump drone strike animation

Then US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. (AFP) January 14, 2022 The website of Iran’s supreme leader has showcased an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iranian teachers stage protests in more than 50 cities over work conditions, pay

Iranian teachers are holding rallies demanding fair pay. (Twitter) January 13, 2022 Hundreds of teachers have joined protests in more than 50 Iranian cities, demanding higher salaries and better labor conditions. Reports indicated that teachers protested in the capital, Tehran, as well as Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Rasht, Qom, and other cities around the country. Reports said [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Iran|

Iran launched solid-fuel satellite rocket into space

A Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite rocket lifting off during its launch at an undisclosed location in Iran, Dec 30, 2021. (AFP) January 13, 2022 Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard last week launched a solid-fuel satellite carrier rocket into space, the country’s official IRNA news agency reported Thursday. The report quoted Gen. Amirali Hajizadeh, chief of [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Iran|

Pentagon links Iran intelligence to ‘MuddyWater’ hacking group

Illustration of hacking involving Iran. (Shutterstock) January 13, 2022 The Pentagon’s cybersecurity arm on Wednesday said it has tied a hacking group known as MuddyWater to Iranian intelligence. In doing so, US Cyber Command also identified several open-source software tools being used by the hacking group and disclosed them in an effort to [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|North America, USA|

Ahvaz and Qom hit by spike in Omicron cases

Mask-clad Iranians gather in a mosque in the capital, Tehran, to perform the Friday prayers on Oct. 22, 2021. (AFP) January 13, 2022 The Omicron Covid-19 variant is spreading at a rapid pace in the cities of Ahvaz and Qom, local health officials have warned. "The number of patients with coronavirus in the east has increased [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Iran|

IRGC commander: Hassan Rouhani was warned to stop defaming us

General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerial forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards giving a press conference in Tehran, Aug 4, 2014. (AFP) January 13, 2022 The head of the IRGC Aerospace Force has claimed that Hassan Rouhani was reprimanded in front of top generals during his tenure as president and warned not to “defame” the [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Iran|

Denmark accuses China, Russia and Iran of espionage threat

Denmark charges a Norwegian citizen with assisting an Iranian intelligence service plan an assassination on Danish soil. (Reuters) January 13, 2022 Denmark warned on Thursday of a rising espionage threat from Russia, China, Iran and others, including in the Arctic region where global powers are jostling for resources and sea routes. The Danish [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|East Asia, Europe, Russia|

US grants South Korea an Iran sanctions exemption

Iran has funds worth up to $7 billion that have been frozen in South Korea since September 2019. (Stock Image) January 13, 2022 The United States has granted South Korea a sanctions exemption, allowing the country to pay millions of dollars of overdue compensation to an Iranian investor over a 2010 dispute. Seoul's [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|East Asia, North America, USA|