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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.

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

The exterior of the US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, US on July 14, 2009. (REUTERS) June 3, 2020 A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

More than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, 70 new deaths in Iran

Workers in Iran carry the body of a coronavirus victim to morgue to prepare it for burial. April 6, 2020. (Tasnim) June 3, 2020 Iran reported 3,134 new coronavrius cases on Wednesday and 70 new deaths, a spokesman from the Ministry of Health said. Kianush Jahanpur, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health said [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iranian professor jailed in US returns home

Iranian professor Sirous Asgari, who was acquitted of stealing trade secrets. (IRNA) June 3, 2020 An Iranian professor who was acquitted in the United States of stealing trade secrets arrived in Iran on Wednesday, Iranian media reported. Materials science professor Sirous Asgari, 59, was indicted by US federal prosecutors in April 2016. A [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|North America, USA|

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region

Iranians gather outside their buildings after a 5.1 earthquake was felt in the capital Tehran on May 7, 2020. (AFP) June 3, 2020 An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 struck the Iran-Iraq border region on Wednesday at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the US Geological Survey said. Iranian media said there was no [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iraq|

Iran’s football association: Speaking about suspension is against our national interest

The IRIFF has until Friday, June 5, to present the amended constitutions to FIFA.. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour June 3, 2020 Iran’s football federation has responded to IranWire reports that it has been suspended by FIFA, dismissing the claims as false and "outlandish." A statement issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation (IRIFF) on its official website [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Tehran exerts pressure to undermine US, Iraq talks

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf speaks after being elected as Speaker of Parliament in Tehran, Iran, on May 28, 2020. (AP) June 3, 2020 Iran’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC’s) Air Force, slammed May 31 any negotiations between Baghdad and Washington as “futile.” Ghalibaf, [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Former Iran lawmaker says nobody dared disclose November protests death toll

Suppression of protesters in Marivan, Kurdistan province. November 2019. (Supplied) June 3, 2020 After a sitting member of the Iranian Parliament on Monday made an announcement about the death toll of the November protests, a former lawmaker said members of the previous of the parliament did not dare disclose the numbers because it [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Iran|

As Iran’s exports drop, pressure rises on its currency reserves

Iranian merchants conduct their business at a carpet market of the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP) June 2, 2020 The Islamic Republic customs data for the first two months of the new Iranian calendar year (beginning March 20, 2020) shows that the country's non-oil exports fell 49 [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Iran|

How America can avoid a war of attrition with Iran

An Iraqi and US soldiers stand guard during the hand over of Qayyarah Airfield West from US-led coalition forces to Iraqi Security Forces in Mosul, March 26, 2020. (Reuters) By Eliora Katz and Eyal Tsir Cohen June 2, 2020 A new flag recently appeared on the Iraqi horizon featuring a raised fist clenching an [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Pompeo ‘confident’ Iran arms embargo will be extended

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (AP) June 2, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State says he is confident that the United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran set to expire in October will be extended. Washington will push for the extension, and if [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|North America, USA|