We, the Undersigned wish to educate, and inform you of the history of Persian Gulf, and Oppose any
name change attempts by any organization or government. Centuries ago, in the Latin American
geography books the Persian Gulf has been referred to as More Persicum or the Sea of Pars (1). The
Latin term \"Sinus Persicus\" is equivalent to \"Persicher golf\" in French, \"Persico qof\" in Italian,
\"Persidskizalir\" in Russian and \"Perusha Wan\" that all mean \"Pars\" (2).
The Greek historian Herodotus repeatedly referred to the Red Sea as the \"Arab Gulf\" (3), and
Straben, the Greek historian wrote: Arabs are living between the Arabian Gulf and the Persian Gulf
(4). There are undeniable legal evidences and documents in confirmation of the genuineness of the
term Persian Gulf. From 1507 to 1560 in all the agreements that Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch,
French and Germans concluded with the Iranian government or in any other political event
everywhere there is a mention of the name Persian Gulf (5).
The document for the independence of Kuwait signed on June 19, 1961 by Abdullah As-Salem
As-Sabah refers to \"Al-Khalij al-Farsi\" in the Arabic texts and \"Persian Gulf\" in English texts, and
has been registered in the Secretariat of the United Nations according to article 102 of the U.N.
Charter and can be invoked at any U.N. office (6).
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the name \"Persian Gulf\" has been used in geography and
history books with less reference to the \"Fars Sea\". Such a change has suggested the idea that the
\"Fars Sea\" had been an old name substituted by a new term \"Persian Gulf\" (7) in 1930s efforts for
changing the name of Persian Gulf was heightened when Sir Charles Bellgrave, the British diplomatic
envoy in Iranian island of Mishm
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