Jan 19, 2020, 8:36 AM
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Spox reminds France of Persian Gulf's correct name

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in a message reminded French President of the correct name of the Persian Gulf and regretted the President's huge mistake.

"I remind Monsieur Macron that the gulf located south of Iran has only one name and that is the #PersianGulf, Mousavi wrote in his Twitter account.

"Your military presence in the Persian Gulf is as wrong as your naming it," he added.

He noted: "Both mistakes are huge but compensable."

Earlier, Mousavi referred to the Initiative of Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE) which had been forwarded by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to the members of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) as well as Iraq, saying  the measure indicates Iran's seriousness in preserving the stability and security of the Persian Gulf region.

The 'Persian Gulf' which has been used for thousands of years to name the strategic waterway in south of Iran takes its roots from the old civilization of the country and the collective minds of the peoples who have occupied the region in at least past three thousand years. It has always been there in the oldest world maps and will remain so forever.

Though, lately, enemies and ill-wishers of the Islamic Iran have made extensive efforts to undermine the noble name of the Persian Gulf, well-supported historical documents and geographic maps emphasize the fact that the original roots of the name are undeniable.

Persian Gulf, as one of the most important waterways and strategic areas in the world, has always been a source of pride and honor for Iranians. For thousands of years, people of Iran have lived alongside the glacial waters of the Persian Gulf and have enjoyed its endless benefits.

In addition to having vast resources of energy and economic significance, the Persian Gulf has an ancient and unique history and culture that can be seen in the people who lived by it.

The rare cultural and artistic identity of the neighboring regions of the Persian Gulf is a category that we must strive to preserve and promote until it passes on this ancient culture to other generation.

However, regional countries are expected to be vigilant and not become a part of this evil game by extending their friendly hands to Iran, vow to safeguard peace and tranquility and more importantly disregard the foreigners.

The history has been a witness to various wars in the Persian Gulf region, in which the English and Portuguese colonialists have been defeated by the brave Iranian men, including Reisali Delvari and Imam Qoli Khan, hence their deep hatred and endless conspiracies to split the region.

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