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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 gas flow to Turkey cut by technical failure

An Iranian worker stands in front of gas pipelines next to the flags of Turkey (R) and Iran. (AFP) January 20, 2022 Iran has cut gas flows to Turkey for up to 10 days due to a technical failure, prompting Turkish authorities to order gas-fuelled power plants to cut gas use by 40%, sector officials [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|Turkey|

Biden weighs up returning Iran-backed Houthis to US terror list

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) January 20, 2022 US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he is considering re-designating Yemen’s Houthi militia as an international terrorist organization days after the Iran-backed group killed three people in a drone strike in the UAE. Marking his first full year in office with a two-hour [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|North America, UAE, USA, Yemen|

China reports first official Iranian oil imports since Dec 2020

An oil tanker carrying crude oil arriving in Zhoushan, China. (Getty) January 20, 2022 China reported the first imports of Iranian crude oil in a year despite ongoing sanctions by the United States government, according to data released by customs on Thursday. China brought in 260,312 tonnes of Iranian crude oil in December, according to data from the [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|East Asia|

Police-backed report: Iran’s armed forces helpless against US espionage

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Iran, July 02, 2020. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour January 20, 2022 Espionage comes with a heavy price. In the Islamic Republic, when an individual is arrested and convicted of spying, he or she will face a lengthy [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|North America, USA|

Iran’s President presents 20-year agreement draft to Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) during their meeting in Moscow on Jan 19, 2022. (AFP) January 20, 2022 The visiting Iranian President Wednesday presented the draft of a 20-year cooperation agreement to his Russian counterpart in Moscow, to update a 2001 version. “Documents of strategic cooperation [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|Russia|

A meeting of two former presidents sparks speculations in Iran

Iranian politicians, who are not at the helm of power any longer, and many commentators have been loudly warning that the country and the Islamic ruling regime are in a precarious situation. (Supplied) January 20, 2022 Two former Iranian presidents had a meeting with a former parliament speaker and the grandson of Ayatollah [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|Iran|

Iran firefighters protest living conditions on deadly blaze anniversary

Firefighters try to put out a fire in a blazing high-rise building in Tehran, Iran January 19, 2017. (Tasnim) January 19, 2022 Dozens of firefighters rallied in Tehran to protest their living conditions, local media reported on Wednesday, marking the fifth anniversary of a tower blaze that caused the death of many of [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iran|

Jailed French tourist to appear in Iran court on spying charges

A woman holds a photo of Benjamin Briere during a rally in Paris, France, on Jan 8, 2022. (AP) January 19, 2022 A jailed French tourist in Iran, Benjamin Briere, will appear before a Revolutionary Court on Thursday on spying charges, his Iranian lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday. "Benjamin will attend the court [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Europe|

Iranian diplomats sing Putin’s praises as Raisi heads to Moscow

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi. (AFP) January 19, 2022 The current and former Iranian ambassadors to Russia have thrown their weight behind deeper ties with Moscow ahead of a planned visit to the country by President Ebrahim Raisi, with one claiming Iranians supported the Kremlin under Vladimir Putin. Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi, whose mission in Moscow ran [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Russia|

US military victims of Iranian attacks ask Biden for frozen funds

U.S. President Joe Biden returns a salute while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington, Feb 19, 2021. (REUTERS) January 19, 2022 More than 1,000 U.S. military veterans and family members of those killed or wounded in attacks by Iran and its proxies are calling on President Joe Biden to compensate the [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|North America, USA|