Iran summons Iraqi envoy over fake name used for Persian Gulf

Iran summons Iraqi envoy over fake name used for Persian Gulf
# 11 January 2023 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran to express objection over Iraqi officials’ use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf during a football event held in Basra, APA's Tehran bureau reports.

"Although we have strategic, fraternal, and deep relations with Iraq, we have clearly expressed our objection to this issue. We summoned the Iraqi ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Iraqi authorities used a fake name for the Persian Gulf, and we reflected the sensitivity of the great nation of Iran to the use of the exact and complete term for 'Persian Gulf' to the Iraqi side," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.

"Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani corrected this issue in an article that was recently published on the Internet," Amir-Abdollhian added.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kan'ani in his weekly press conference, spoke about Iraq's use of the fake phrase instead of the Persian Gulf, saying, "The Islamic Republic has reacted in this regard. The Persian Gulf is the Persian Gulf, and nothing in this regard will change this historical fact in any way. After being informed [using the term Arab Gulf instead of Persian Gulf], we officially protested the Iraqi government in this regard."

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