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Iran threatens Google over missing Gulf name

Iran upset that Google Maps does not label 'Persian Gulf'

The Gulf of Oman is named on Google Maps, but the Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf, does not get a label.
The Gulf of Oman is named on Google Maps, but the Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf, does not get a label.

Iran is threatening legal action against Google, for its failure to name the Persian Gulf on Google Maps, Reuters reports.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry is upset that Google does not name the Gulf, which Iran insists should be called the Persian Gulf, in comparison to Arab states who share the waterway and say is should be the Arabian Gulf.

"One of the seditionist acts taken as part of the soft war against the Iranian nation has been Google's shameless act to drop the name 'Persian Gulf' which is ... against historical documents," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.

"We have put on our agenda to make an official complaint against Google," he said, according to state television.