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Iran's Embassy in London objects to distortion of Persian Gulf's name by Sunday Telegraphs

London, Sept 11, IRNA - IRI's Embassy in London on Monday objected to British daily Sunday Telegraphs distorted quoting of Persian Gulf's name as the "Arabian Gulf".

In a report on Iran's close supervision over the passage of alien sea vessels through the northern water way of the Persian Gulf, the Daily Telegraph has used the fake name in its this week's edition.

The Media Affairs Section of our country's embassy attached to its objection a letter addressed to the editor of that London based weekly containing the specifications of four UN Editorial Directives regarding the use of the term Persian Gulf.

It is noted in the letter, "In those documents it is clearly stressed that the United Nations, all that international body's organs and the specialized agencies must abide by that rule."

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Embassy in London has expressed surprise over the British weekly's suspicious move, advising its editor to get more precise information about the authentic names of significant waterways of the world before publishing news about them.

The Iranian embassy has also expressed hope that Sunday Telegraph would pay attention to historical facts, and from now on use the correct and legal name of the always Persian Gulf in its future reports.

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