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Readers Response - Gulf divide

I WRITE regarding the story “Lawn doctor diagnoses UAE growth” (WA Business News, July 27). May I respectfully emphasise that the geographical location referred to in your article as the “Arabian Gulf”, has been known to the entire civilised world for more than three millennia only as the Persian Gulf and any other reference to the contrary is inaccurate and under present international laws illegal. The following web site links support this position. www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/iran.pdf, www.un.org/Depts/dhl/maplib/docs/escwa.pdf, www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/qatar.pdf. Most importantly, the United Nations, with 22 Arab member states, has on two occasions officially declared the name of the waterway situated to the south of Iran as the Persian Gulf. The first announcement was made through the document UNAD, 311/Qen on March 5 1971, and the second was UNLA 45.8.2 section C, on August 10 1984. Persian Gulf is also the recognised name by the British Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN). Saeed Tasbihsazan - Adelaide

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