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Iranian to swim between Greater, Lesser Tunb islands to signify 'Persian Gulf' name

Source: Mehr News Agency, Bandar Abbas

An Iranian national, Hossein Ashtari, plans to swim between the Iranian islands of Greater and Lesser Tunbs to symbolize the lofty name of the "Persian Gulf".

Iranian island of Abu Musa in Persian Gulf

The symbolic act will take place on the Persian Gulf Day on April 29.

The plan has been arranged by Tehran municipality.

"The most important aim of this work is to defend the lofty name of the Persian Gulf," said Hossein Haidari, the head of the swimming team to the Persian Gulf.

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