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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’s Sumar border crossing with Iraq to be transformed into trading route

Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (IRNA) July 4, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the upgrade of a border crossing with Iraq and turning it into a trading route, daily press Baghdad Today reported. Rouhani called on Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Minister of Roads and Urban Development to work on the reformation of [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyber attack on nuclear site

An IAEA inspector checks the enrichment process inside the uranium enrichment plant Natanz, January 20, 2014. (APA) July 3, 2020 Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyberattacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defence said, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian officials said may [...]

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

Extending Iran’s arms embargo is in favor of Iranian citizens

An Iranian flag flutters next to a ground-to-ground Sajil missile before being launched at an undisclosed location in Iran. (AFP) By Pooya Stone July 3, 2020 Iranian officials’ aggressive behavior and remarks have proven in word and deed the importance of extending the UN arms embargo as the Security Council approaches its final [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Tehran, the city of manmade disasters and the death of innocent citizens

First responders search for survivors at the scene of an explosion at the Sina At'har health centre in the north of Iran's capital Tehran northern Tehran on June 30, 2020. (ISNA) By Ali Ranjipour July 03, 2020 Tehran is vulnerable to crisis. This is the reality of a city where more than 10 percent [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Did a cyber-weapon blow up an Iranian missile factory—and is this cyber-war?

Explosion takes place in north Tehran, Iran, June 30, 2020. (Twitter) By Matthew Petti July 3, 2020 An Iranian general would not rule out that a massive explosion east of Tehran last week was caused by “hacking,” amidst speculation that the incident was an act of sabotage. Iranian authorities had attempted to downplay the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran COVID-19 death toll continues to rise with 154 new fatalities

A city worker disinfects a bus stop sign because of the new coronavirus in Tehran, March 5, 2020. (AP) July 3, 2020 Iran on Friday reported 154 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, with fatalities picking up again days after hitting a record high. Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Explosion at Iran nuclear site: Accident, sabotage or foreign attack

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) July 3, 2020 A mysterious explosion and fire in one of Iran’s nuclear facilities has opened the flood gates to speculations and analysis as [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Tehran’s Anthropology Museum ‘cleaned out’ by burglars

Old Tehran Museum shelves stand empty as burglars "cleaned out" the museum. (ISNA) July 3, 2020 Burglars have "cleaned out" the Museum of Anthropology of old Tehran without leaving traces, the state-run Iran Students News Agency, ISNA, reports. The museum is in a mansion called Sara-ye Kazemi in one of the oldest neighborhoods [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Hezbollah supporters call for Lebanon to accept Iranian fuel offer

Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP) July 3, 2020 Hezbollah supporters launched a hashtag in Lebanon Thursday, calling for Lebanon to accept an Iranian offer for fuel. The hashtag, translated to English, #thelightrisesfromtheast, comes in response to reports [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Lebanon|

Large fire breaks out in garden in Iran’s Shiraz

Iran has been witnessing dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country in recent weeks. (Screengrab) July 3, 2020 A large fire broke out in the Iranian city of Shiraz Thursday night, according to videos circulating on social media, amid a series of mysterious fires and explosions in the Islamic Republic. The [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran|