What’s In A Name- Gulf Or Persian Gulf?

There is no end to the issues that divide people and nations in the Middle East, or, to be honest that divide people on planet Earth. For thousands of years, Iran has viewed the gulf which holds the key to its naval outreach as belonging to them so it was assumed the world would call this body of water, the “Persian Gulf.” Iran announced its withdrawal from the Islamic Gams scheduled for this fall because other Arab nations wanted to call the body of water, the “Gulf.” Saudi Arabia has led the drive to drop “Persian” and leave the other word in place.

Iran already has spent nearly $15 million preparing for the games, but according to the powerful speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, the proposed name change risked harming relations in the region and Iran had to defend its sovereignty and dignity as a nation.

It is conflicts on planet Earth of such magnitude that ensure no aliens will ever visit this planet.