Dr. Velayati:

The Colonialists' Dreams of Changing the Persian Gulf's Name Will Never Come True

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:28

A ceremony to unveil an illustrated book on the Persian Gulf has been held in Tehran on Sunday with the presence of Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati.

According to an ISCA report, Dr. Velayati made the remarks at a ceremony to unveil an illustrated book of Persian Gulf’s history in Tehran that "the colonialists' dreams of changing the Persian Gulf's name will never come true."

“In the historic works left from ancient Greece, this body of water is named the Persian Gulf and in addition to that whoever wrote a book on the history or the geopolitics of this region has referred to this area as the Persian Gulf,” reiterated the Iranian former foreign minister.

Ancient books and documents all show that the Persian Gulf or (Sinous Persicous) has always been an inalienable part of Persia (modern day Iran) and display how many world topographers and geographers have underlined the Iranian identity of the waterway.

“According to UN documents, this gulf has always been referred to as the Persian Gulf,” noted the Iranian official, “Why they are insisting on this name change? Because with changing the name they can move toward change of identity and sovereignty. This is an introduction to bring up some other baseless claims against Iran’s territorial integrity,” underlined Mr. Velayati.

“The coasts of Iran in the Persian Gulf are longer than the total of the 6 Arab countries’ coasts and they will never see their dream of changing the name of the Persian Gulf realized,” he articulated.


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