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Track Persia

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.

Fact check: Does Iran have one of the strongest militaries in the world?

A missile is displayed by the Iranian army in front of a portrait of supreme leader Ali Khamenei during a parade in Tehran, April 18, 2013. (AP) By Pezhman Tahavori September 23, 2020 “By the reckoning of strategic research institutes in the world, we are currently among the superior powers and have the strongest armed [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iranian pilgrims clash with Iraqi authorities as border closes

Iranian stormed the border with Iraq to attend the funeral of an important religious leader who died on July 9, 2020. (Supplied) By Pouyan Khoshhal September 23, 2020 Iranian pilgrims clashed with Iraqi border authorities after Iraq banned travel to the country to mark the Shia holiday of Arba’een. This year the holiday, the 40th [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Iraq|

Venezuela’s PDVSA oil company to sell crude cargo to Iran’s national oil company

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) September 23, 2020 Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has begun loading an Iran flagged large tanker with Venezuelan heavy crude for export, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Major fire breaks out at a factory near Iran’s capital

firefighters have been dispatched to the factory in the Islamshahr county. (ISNA) September 23, 2020 A fire broke out at an Iranian factory near Tehran on Tuesday, Iran’s state TV reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites. “There are no casualties ... firefighters [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Iran|

Rouhani’s deceptive play with statistics

Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president. (AP) September 23, 2020 At a cabinet session on September 17, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his joy for not being toppled so far. He mentioned past tough days and statistics that show negative economic growth in the spring. “During the past three months, our economic growth was -0.6 percent, according [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Iran|

Iranian parliamentarians to receive luxury cars and interest free loans

Lawmakers are sworn in during the inauguration of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran, Iran, May 27, 2020. (AP) September 22, 2020 A member of the Iranian Majlis Parliament, Hossein Ali Haji Deligani, has confirmed that Iranian legislators receive "Dena Plus" luxury sedans. Deligani said a more appropriate move would be MPs receiving a [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Iran|

France ‘very worried’ for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. (Reuters) September 22, 2020 France is concerned about the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is in hospital after going on a hunger strike for more than 40 days, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday. The fast is aimed at supporting calls [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Europe|

Iran registers record daily high in coronavirus cases

Commuters wearing masks against coronavirus on Tehran underground (Metro) on April 7, 2020. (IRNA) September 22, 2020 Iran’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 3,712 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, the highest daily tally recorded since February, pushing the national cumulative total to 429,193. On Feb. 19, the Iranian government publicly [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Iran|

Yarsanis who fled Iran: The story of an exodus

Up to 7,000 Yarsanis, some pictured here in 1993, were held in Al Tash of a total of around 55,000 Kurds. (IranWire) By Kambiz Ghafouri September 22, 2020 It was 1979, and the Islamic Revolution had been victorious. A new government was being formed whose mandate and laws would be dictated by Twelver Shia [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran economist says 60 million Iranians live in poverty, 30 million unemployed

Demonstrators after Iranian police fired tear gas to disperse protests over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Oct 30, 2018. (AP) September 22, 2020 Sixty million Iranians live under the line of poverty due to the regime’s systematic lack of supervision over the economy, an Iranian economist said. Speaking to Tabnak, a website affiliated with [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Iran|