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UNEP to use Persian Gulf on documents

Press TV - Iranian researcher Seyyed Mohammad Mahdi Hosseini has convinced the UN Environmental Program to use the Persian Gulf on all documents.

While translating one of the UNEP publications on environmental law, Hosseini encountered the use of 'the Arabian Gulf' in paragraph 25, chapter 13 of the UNEP book.

The young Shahid Beheshti University researcher immediately sent a letter of protest to the UNEP headquarters in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and objected to the use of the misnomer.

The UNEP investigated the case and finally issued a directive requiring its production and distribution units to use 'Persian Gulf' instead of the Arabian Gulf when referring to waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.

... Payvand News - 3/9/08 ... --

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