Iran names highway 'Persian Gulf'


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Iran reacted strongly in November when the eighth edition of the National Geographic atlas was released with the term "Arabian Gulf" in parenthesis. Tehran banned that edition of the atlas, as well as National Geographic journalists.

On December 30, National Geographic announced it was changing its map. The revised map, published on, bears a note in the middle of the Gulf saying that while most people call it the Persian Gulf, "this body of water is referred to by some as the Arabian Gulf."







Mesopotamia at the head of the Persian Gulf.

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