Posts Tagged ‘Persian Gulf

22
Feb
10

On air: Can a country dictate the place names that we use?

That’s what Iran is attempting to do. It’s warned airlines that they won’t be allowed to fly through Iranian airspace (let alone land…) unless they use the term “Persian Gulf” on their in-flight monitors.

As our correspondent Jon Leyne puts it: ‘To call it the Gulf, annoys the authorities; to call it the Arabian Gulf, infuriates them even more.’ Do you support their insistence? And in your country, do you want a strong stance taken on the correct names being used? Continue reading ‘On air: Can a country dictate the place names that we use?’




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