/Track Persia
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.

US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia’s Khobar bombing survivors

Al-Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia hit by a bombing in 1996. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 A United States federal court has ordered Iran to pay $879 million to the survivors of the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, where US forces lived, according to a law [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

UN security removes Iranian ambassador’s photo of Qassem Soleimani

Baghaei-Hamaneh had a framed photo of Soleimani next to him which a UN security officer removed a few minutes into the ambassador’s speech, July 7, 2020. (Screengrab) July 10, 2020 A security officer at the UN Human Rights Council removed a photo of slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani that Iran’s ambassador to [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, USA|

Iraqi Kurdistan warns of COVID-19 surge as Iranians storm border

Iranian Sufis stormed the border with Iraq to attend the funeral of an important religious leader who died on July 9, 2020. (Supplied) July 10, 2020 The Ministry of Health in Iraqi Kurdistan warned of a health disaster on July 9 as thousands of Iranian dervishes stormed a border checkpoint and illegally entered the [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iraq|

German Intelligence warns of Iranian cyber spying

German police carry out raids against suspected Iranian spies, January 2018. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 The annual report of the German Federal Intelligence Service warned against Iran’s increasing use of IT infrastructures to access sensitive information with the aim to circumvent sanctions. There are increased cyber activities by Iran in Germany, the 388-page [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Europe|

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria’s air defense systems

Iranian Major General Mohammad Bagheri, left, and Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub sign military deal in capital Damascus on July 8, 2020. (AFP) July 10, 2020 Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria’s president to reinforce Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement, Iranian state TV [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Syria|

Investigation report says Pakistani ganglord spied for Iran in 2014

Uzair Baloch flanked by Rangers personnel in Karachi in January 2016. (EPA) July 10, 2020 An investigation report released by Pakistan’s provincial government in Sindh this week has said a Pakistani ganglord, long suspected of building a business empire through extortion, kidnapping and drugs, had confessed to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies in [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Pakistan|

Iran executes man for drinking alcohol

A police officer standing in a stadium before a public execution in the city of Neyriz in Southern province Fars, on September 23, 2016. (Supplied) July 10, 2020 A man in northeast Iran was executed on Wednesday for consuming alcohol, a rights group reported on Thursday. The man, reportedly 55, married, and father [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iran|

Explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site caused ‘likely irreparable’ damage: US-based think tank

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) July 10, 2020 The explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site last week has caused “likely irreparable” damage to parts of the site, marking a “significant” setback to Tehran’s aspirations to mass [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, USA|

Frustrated Iran Health Minister warns of ‘insurrection’ amid pandemic

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) July 10, 2020 In highly charged comments the Islamic Republic health minister barraged top Iranian officials with criticism on Wednesday, July 8, accusing them of "negligence," having no economic plan, and "losing control" over the outbreak of [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iran|

Iran facilitates honor killings

Thirteen-year-old student Romina Ashrafi was arrested for falling in love and fleeing to marry a boy she loved. (Supplied) By Noor Pahlavi July 10, 2020 Romina Ashrafi was fourteen, Fatemeh Barahi was nineteen, Reyhaneh Ameri was twenty-two. Each of them was murdered by an immediate family member, heinous murders that have received much needed [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iran, Woman|