حمیدرضا فولادگر

Designating April 30th as the “National Persian Gulf Day” is a strong emphasis on Iran's national identity and its territorial integrity; it portrays the necessity to protect the Persian Gulf against foreign interference and the name distortion.

Isfahan (IMNA) - April 30th, is the reminder of the Iranian’s courage and the deportation of Portuguese invaders after 117 years of forced domination over the southern coast of the country.

The purpose of “The Persian Gulf National Day” is to defend the identity and culture of Iran.

Referring to the National Gulf National Day, Hamid Reza Fouladgar, the representative of the people of Isfahan in Islamic consultative assembly, stated: “ Unfortunately, during the history and especially in recent years, some enemies of Iran and a number of neighboring countries have tried to change the name of Persian Gulf into other names by distorting the history and geography, while historical geographic maps show that the "Persian Gulf" has been and will always remain the Persian Gulf.”

Rescuing the name of the "Persian Gulf" depends on resistance and the publicizing of historical documents

While explaining the history of the Persian Gulf, Pir Mohammad Molazehi, an expert on Middle East issues added: "The British, after having dominated the Persian Gulf and the Makran sea which is called “Oman Sea” today, and Arabian sea as well, create problems regarding the naming of these areas in the favor of its own.

He added:" All the historical documents and the maps drawn even from the centuries ago by the Portuguese and the British indicate the facts that this area is known as the Persian Gulf not the A.R.A.B.I.A.N Gulf. He added:" actually, the dispute over the designation of the Persian Gulf is not only a scientific or historical issue but also a political debate which has been arised by some of the Arab countries that have problems with Iran.

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