Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Iran denounces Google

Even Ptolemy called it Arabic Gulf in his Geographia.

TEHRAN, April. 15 (ISNA)
Google’s baseless measures for falsifying historical facts and realities discredit this foundation both in the eyes of Iranians and other nations of the world, said foreign ministry’s spokesman Mohammad Ali Husseini.
Calling the distortion of the name of “Persian Gulf” to Arabic gulf by Google a “political ambition” of the site he expressed his deep condemnation for this futile act.
Iran’s foreign ministry has nullified such distorting acts many times before by presenting authentic and reliable historical documents, he said and added during the few recent days Iranians from inside the country and abroad have been sending emails to protest this measure and this demonstrated their national solidarity in defending their territorial integrity and historical background.

Read also: "Iran denounces Google's plot forging name for Persian Gulf" (IRNA)

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said here Tuesday that Google's plot forging a name for the Persian Gulf is a desperate attempt to falsify historical facts.
Hosseini told reporters that forging a name for the Persian Gulf will definitely tarnish the reputation of the website in the eyes of Iranians and other nations worldwide.
The attempt to forge historical facts and legal documents of the international community, the United Nations, indicated the opportunist and ambitious attitude of directors of the website, he said, expressing regret over the failed and seditious conspiracy.
He noted that the Foreign Ministry has succeeded to foil such falsifying attempts through authentic historical documents and defended the identity of the Iranian heritage, the Persian Gulf, in international organizations.
Iranian nation has made all-out efforts to send online petitions to safeguard their territory, he said, adding that the nation showed national solidarity in this respect.
Hosseini further thanked all respected Iranians and expatriates abroad who resisted the irrational and opportunist plot of Google.


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