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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.

Turkey seeks long jail terms over alleged plot to nab Iranian major

Mehrdad Abdarbashi, a major and air-force helicopter pilot had been living as an asylum-seeker in Van, eastern Turkey. (Supplied) March 3, 2022 Turkish prosecutors seek a 30-year prison sentence for 11 defendants, including at least one Iranian, charged over an alleged scheme to abduct Mehrdad Abdarbashi, an Iranian military pilot who fled to [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Turkey|

Iran releases activist who opposed Internet control bill

Hossein Ronaghi is an Iranian blogger and internet freedom activist. (Supplied) March 3, 2022 Iranian authorities have released on bail an activist who was jailed for criticizing proposed legislation to further police Iran’s already-censored Internet, his family said. Hossein Ronaghi, a blogger and free-speech activist, disappeared on Feb. 23 after criticizing the “Users [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Iran|

UN nuclear watchdog chief to travel to Iran on Saturday

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi meets with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Sept 12, 2021. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 The head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, will travel to Iran on Saturday “for meetings with senior Iranian officials,” the IAEA said Thursday. [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Israeli PM on Iran talks: There is no sunset clause on Israel’s security

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Dec 19, 2021. (FLASH 90) March 3, 2022 Israel will not be limited by an agreement between world powers and Iran at any time, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday. “The agreement does not obligate us, and [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Israel|

Iran condemns Senator Graham for comment on killing nuclear scientists

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, May 8, 2017. (Getty Images) March 3, 2022 Iran’s mission to the United Nations has protested against a “hateful” speech by US Senator Lindsey Graham during his visit to Israel. The Islamic Republic’s mission sent an official letter to the UN Security Council condemning the [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|North America, USA|

Clock ticks on Iran nuclear talks with sides wrangling

TV cameras in front of the Grand Hotel Vienna where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, June 20, 2021. (AP) March 3, 2022 Diplomats trying to salvage a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran wrangled around the clock over sticking points to an agreement that could bring Iranian oil back to the global market [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iranian president’s six-month record marks unfulfilled promises

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a ceremony to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran. Feb 10, 2022. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 Media outlets in Tehran gave low grades to President Ebrahim Raisi at the end of his three months in office and now they are scrutinizing his [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Iran|

US President Joe Biden confuses ‘Ukrainian’ with ‘Iranian’ people in televised speech

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 US President Joe Biden appeared to confuse an integral moment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, calling Ukrainians the “Iranian people” in a passionate call to support Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion. “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

UN nuclear watchdog will ‘never abandon’ Iran probe

Director General of IAEA Rafael Grossi addresses the media during a news conference the International Center in Vienna, June 7, 2021. (AP) March 2, 2022 The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Wednesday that it would “never abandon” its attempts to get Iran to clarify the previous presence of nuclear material at [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Iran|

Iran nuclear deal can’t be ‘postponed any longer’: German Chancellor Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 19, 2022. (AP) March 2, 2022 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that a new Iran nuclear agreement “cannot be postponed any longer,” during a visit to Israel which staunchly opposes efforts to forge a deal. “What we would like [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Europe|