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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.

Election turnout tantamount to referendum, says outspoken Iranian dissident

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on Dec 07, 2015. (ILNA) June 21, 2021 Fa'ezeh Hashemi, a well-known Iranian political activist, said that the country's presidential election on Friday was tantamount to a referendum since more than half of the eligible voters refused to go to the ballots. She [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Iran, Women|

Final Iran vote results show lowest turnout in four decades

Voters fill out their ballot papers during the presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi is the final winner of the country's presidential election, winning 17,926,345 out of a total of 28,933.004 votes [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|

Opposition slams Raisi’s election as Iran president

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 The opposition Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran slammed the election of Ebrahim Raisi as president. President-Elect of the party Maryam Rajavi [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|

Israel says Iran’s Raisi extreme, committed to nuclear programme

Israeli Foreign Ministry said Raisi's election should prompt grave concern among the international community. (Khamenei .ir) June 19, 2021 Israel on Saturday condemned Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi, saying he was its most extreme president yet and committed to quickly advancing Tehran's nuclear programme. "Iran’s new president, known as the Butcher of Tehran, [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Israel|

Parties to Iran nuclear deal to meet on Sunday – EU

Abbas Araghchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, leaves the 'Grand Hotel Wien' after the closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna on May 07, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 Parties negotiating a revival of the Iran nuclear deal will hold a formal meeting in Vienna on Sunday, the European Union [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Europe|

Dozens detained across Iran for violations of election rules

Iranian election officials wait for voters during the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 18, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 Dozens of people have been arrested in the last 24 hours in connection with offences committed during the elections of Friday, June 18. Police apprehended suspects in cities [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|

Amnesty calls for Iran’s Raisi to be investigated over rights

Ebrahim Raisi, center, leaves as other presidential candidates are seen at the conclusion of their second TV debate in a state-run TV studio, in Tehran, Iran, June 8, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who was declared Iran's next president Saturday, should be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity and [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s deserted polling stations: Citizens report their on-the-ground experiences

A voter fills out her ballot papers at a polling station during the presidential elections in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. (AP) June 19, 2021 An online chatroom by the name of “Your Field Observations on Election Day” drew in a large audience on Friday. Iranians from all over the country shared what [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|

Iran summons British envoy over ‘difficulties’ faced by Iranians voting in the UK

The flags of Britain and Iran. (Shutterstock) June 19, 2021 Iran summoned the British envoy over “difficulties” face by Iranians voting in the UK, the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. No further details have been provided as of yet. Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi was heading for a landslide win in [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Europe|

Zarif says Raisi will be a good president for Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Reuters) June 19, 2021 Iran's Foreign Minister said on Saturday that hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi was the country's new elected president, and everyone would have to work with him from now on. Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking a day after millions of Iranians voted in a controversial contest that [...]

By |June 19th, 2021|Iran|