From an exchange of notes in February 1996 between Shabnam Tabibzadeh and Ben Rooney, the editor of the British Electronic Telegraph.
Hi, You are always using the word “Gulf” instead of “Persian Gulf” in your articles. Is this another one of your anti-Iranian (or pro-Arab) plots to make it common for everyone to call it by this name? How would you feel if others call British Columbia or British Isle (or many other places that start with British) as only Columbia or Isle, etc.? You have lost all the places that you once owned. Please don't do something that would make you lose your respect too. –ST