Persian Gulf Forever- remove Arabian Gulf from Google- Please sign 1.2 million strong already

Persian Gulf Forever- remove Arabian Gulf from Google- Please sign 1.2 million strong already
by Hovakhshatare

This petition is to remove the name Arabian Gulf references from Google. It already has more than 1.2 million signatures but sign and spread. it should get to millions more:

We, the undersigned, through this letter, protest your irresponsible, unscientific actions, and demand an immediate and unconditional deletion of 'Arabian Gulf' from Google Earth.

Arbitrarily designating the Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf is an irresponsible violation of all historical and International standards and would undermine the integrity of Google Earth...

The worldwide Iranian people are deeply affronted by this arrogant designation of 'The Arabian Gulf.' We demand, in the strongest possible terms, that you take immediate steps to restore the rightful name of the Persian Gulf to the waterway on Google Earth and delete any other arbitrary name. We hope that this notice would suffice and obviates the need for litigation >>> Sign petition


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Monda, No harm in adding to the numbers

by Hovakhshatare on

There have been other petitions and more than one submission. Even if it does not heed. Meanwhile, I think google notices. Other tactics on google are pretty effective also. see my earlier post or do a search with 'Arabian Gulf'.



by Monda on

i signed this petition I think 3 times from 3 computers, with 3 different names and emails - about a year ago!  Should I sign it again you think?  When is google finally getting the message that 1.2 million (- 2) cannot be wrong?!


Thanks Hova

by Cost-of-Progress on

There's been at least 3 other efforts on this.

Wow, one of the regime's apologists actually agrees!





Adib Masumian


by Adib Masumian on



Please distribute- I added it to Ari's blog on the same subject

by Hovakhshatare on

search google for Arabian Gulf and see that there have been other efforts on this front:


hamsade ghadimi


by hamsade ghadimi on




by caramel on

Thank you for your blog.


Signatures are at 1,211,264

by Hovakhshatare on

but your are correct about the larger context & dimension of this problem. We can always thank IRR aliens for it.


signed - this has to be settled

by MM on

121,000 signed.

This is not a new issue, and certainly not isolated to Google maps.  After the Battleship Missouri came back from the Gulf war, it retired to a cozy cove in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  We visited the Mighty MO in 2002, and to my surprise, the big map on the control bridge stated Arabian Gulf instead of Persian Gulf.  This is not isolated to Google and everyone needs to be vigil.


SP, those were nothing but speeches. Nasser in the context

by Hovakhshatare on

of Pan Arabism, and Saddam invoking it for his own sake just as he added allah to Iraqi flag even though he was an atheist. The reality is under the Shah and Iran's mighty army (by independent acounts) no one dared to call Persian Gulf anything but. Certainly even if they did, there was no support for it anywhere except the Arab world.

And 'the ever independent IRR' is little more than Putin's lap dog, Chinese doorman, among top trading partners to half dozen European countries, while staggering poverty reigns, Natioanl money goes to islamic terrorists everywhere in the name of parity and regional balance, Sepah owns most of countries economic infra and yes back to subject of Persian gulf and other Iranian interests like Khazar rights on fish, oil and territory including concessions to nowhere tribes that are now countries. I know you and everything you defend. I can also read to the depth of your so called analogy and arguments so if you want to play this game be prepared to take a factual & analytical beating or take your paid propaganda elsewhere.



by ThePope on



"Hopefully, the current uprising of Iranian nation is deep and ferocious
enough to get rid of IRR so we can start healing, repairing &

Amen to that Brother.


Sargord Pirouz


by Sargord Pirouz on

It was an issue before the IRI. Are you familiar with the speeches of Nasser and Saddam?

Of course, now that Iran is resistant to US/Israeli hegemony, yes, you're right, it is an issue. Everything is an issue for the West if it can somehow be leveraged against the ever independent Islamic Republic of Iran.



SP, we would not need a petition or other activity to protect

by Hovakhshatare on

an ancient and well established name, if it were not for IRR, before which this was a non-issue. This is but one example of the many holes IRR has dug that we have to pull ourselves out of.

Ari, actually I agree with pope on petitions in general and understand your groaning but this had to be done and the good news is it has legs and numbers so google will notice whether or not they heed it. As you are probably aware, Google is in deep with the government on GPS activity that drives the maps and The Gulf and Arabian Gulf are both favors to buy Arab support for nepherious activity that U.S. can push on Google. And of course, IRR plays right into their hands with fine publicity and love they are buying from everywhere.

Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on

I groaned a little about the wording in the comment box.

Sargord Pirouz

Alright Hova! Finally,

by Sargord Pirouz on

Alright Hova! Finally, something we can agree on.


Pope, true and agree but we need to look inward for solutions

by Hovakhshatare on

We certainly won't be able to protect our national wealth and heritage with foreign or foreign loving thugs running our country. Hopefully, the current uprising of Iranian nation is deep and ferocious enough to get rid of IRR so we can start healing, repairing & reclaiming.  Meanwhile, every little bit helps.


taazis & turks

by ThePope on

For taazis & turks stealing our heritage, traditions and culture has become a norm!!!
They must be taught a lesson,,, one they won't forget...  

Done! But it takes more than a petition when dealing with thieves.



by SamSamIIII on



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by yolanda on

I have signed the petition.

Thank you for your blog!


Thank you for posting this.

by daneshjoo on


Iraneh Azad


by Iraneh Azad on

Thank you.