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Arabian Gulf…Persian Gulf…Gulf of Basra? 14, December 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Gulf.
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As you no doubt know there’s a remarkable amount of kerfuffle over whether the name for the body of water separating Iran from their Arab neighbors is called the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Yet, as if this weren’t one too many choices already, the Iraqi Foreign Minister has decided to stick his oar into the subject and has “discovered” that it “in fact” used to be called the Gulf of Basra. This is really such a curious debate when international law and historical precedent are really rather unequivocal on the matter.


1. Houwari - 14, December 2009

I suggest: The Blog Gulf.

2. davidbroberts - 15, December 2009

I like the way you think.

Great blog, incidentally. It’s now my one stop shop for all things Algerian. Don’t miss anything out!

3. Iran’s TV channel taken off Arab satellite « The Gulf blog - 11, January 2010

[…] to the surface in, say, the form of the Iran-Iraq war or even verbal jostling as to the name of the Gulf separating the Arabian Peninsula from modern-day Iran. Alaam must be seen in this context. As a font […]

4. Kuwaiti Ambassador: ‘its the Persian Gulf’ « The Gulf blog - 20, February 2010

[…] law and modern-day international law and call it the Persian Gulf. Recently an Iraqi politician suggested that the water ought to be called the Gulf of Basra, just to complicate things further. Angry spats […]

5. Iran: ‘Persian Gulf’ or we’ll impound your planes « The Gulf blog - 24, February 2010

[…] if I haven’t covered this enough recently x x x x, Iran is having another hissy-fit over the Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf naming controversy. This time […]

6. koorosh - 10, March 2012

العرب يعرفون
وكان الخليج الفارسي السبب.

7. Anonymous - 11, May 2012

only******** PERSIAN GOLF*************

8. Anonymous - 1, June 2012

presian gulf for ever

thegulfblog.com - 3, June 2012

Yes, indeed. Presian Gulf forever…

9. Iran - 27, November 2012

Persian Gulf for ever Beat It Arabs

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