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Iran's scientific communities' condemnation letter to Google

TEHRAN, March. 08 (ISNA)-Iranian scientific communities and academic associations expressed widespread condemnation of Google's map that shows Persian Gulf under fabricated title of "Arabian Gulf!"

Library and Information Science Association (ILISA) president Rahmatollah Fattahi has represented these communities in his letter to Google Corporation.

The text of his letter is as below:

"On behalf of the Library and Information Science profession in Iran, I would like to express my protest against your new decision regarding the addition of "Arabian Gulf" parallel to "Persian Gulf" on the map of the Persian Gulf region.

I strongly suggest that you rethink about the case. Please refer to all historical atlases of the region as well as of the world and realize that there has not been such a phrase (i.e.," Arabian Gulf") in any of them. In other words, there is no historical basis for the fabricated "Arabian Gulf". This can be considered as false information to people.

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