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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 reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Burial of Covid-19 victims in Iran shows just a handful of family members standing afar and the grave being disinfected. April 3, 2020. (IRNA) July 7, 2020 Iran announced on Tuesday 200 more deaths from the coronavirus, the most in a single day since the Middle East's deadliest outbreak began in February. The [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Iraq partially reopens Iran trade crossing

Iranian customs checkpoint on a border crossing with Iraq in Kermanshah province. (Twitter) July 07, 2020 Iraq partially reopened its southern Shalamcheh border crossing with Iran on Tuesday after more than three months of closure to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, border officials said. The crossing was being opened only for [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iraq|

June Iran protests report: Over 219 protests in 74 cities

Protesters near Iran's central bank demanding resignation of the bank's governor. June 14, 2020. (Social Media) July 7, 2020 According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance in the month of June, Iranians held 219 recorded protests in 74 cities and 24 provinces, with an average of seven to eight [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

Azerbaijan denies its airspace was used in attack on Iran nuclear site

An anti-aircraft gun position is seen at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2007. (AP) July 7, 2020 The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan on Monday denied allowing another country – presumably Israel or the United States – to use its airspace to carry out attacks on Iran. "Information about Russia's 'Container' radar [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Azerbaijan|

Explosion at factory in Tehran kills two, wounds several

First responders search for survivors at the scene of an explosion at the Sina At'har health centre in Tehran on June 30, 2020. (ISNA) July 7, 2020 An explosion at a factory south of the Iranian capital Tehran early Tuesday has left at least two dead and wounded several others, according to local [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Iran|

IAEA likely to send Iran’s case to UN, says senior diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi. (AFP) July 7, 2020 Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi (Araghchi) says the next IAEA Board of Governors' meeting is likely to send Iran's case to the UN Security Council. Some observers say if the case is referred to the UNSC, it may bring back all previous [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran to force exporters to repatriate their hard currency earnings amid devaluation

A group of Iranian men look at exchange rates. (AFP) July 06, 2020 Iran's Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati on Sunday said exporters who have not transferred their foreign currency earnings to the government FOREX system will be summoned for explanations. In a note about the reasons for the drastic devaluation of the [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iran|

With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satellite

The "Ofek 16" reconnaissance satellite blasts off at the Palmachim air base in central Israel Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP) July 6, 2020 Israel said it successfully launched a new spy satellite into space on Monday as its leaders hinted it was behind a massive fire at an Iranian nuclear site last week [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Isreal|

Iran’s daily virus deaths near record high

Taxi driver wearing protective mask against coronavirus in Kerman, Iran. (Tasnim) July 6, 2020 Iran on Monday reported 160 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, close to the country’s highest single-day toll announced the previous day. The Islamic republic has been battling the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak of novel coronavirus since late February. [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iran|

Iran spending hundreds of millions on religious shrines in Iraq and Syria

An Iranian organization has been developing and extending the Shrine of Imam Hossein in Karbala, Iraq. (Tasnim) July 06, 2020 The head of Iran's Holy Shrines' Reconstruction Headquarters, Mohammad Jalal Ma'ab, says, despite the coronavirus epidemic in Iraq, building the "Zaynab Courtyard" project in the city of Karbala "continued unabated". According to the [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Iraq, Syria|