Ramin Mehmanparast, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said
“One of the seditionist acts taken as part of the soft war against the Iranian nation has been Google’s shameless act to drop the name ‘Persian Gulf’ which is … against historical documents.”
“We have put on our agenda to make an official complaint against Google,” he added.
The gulf that has separated the Iranian plateau from the Arabian Peninsula is known both internationally and historically as the Persian Gulf. A number of Arab countries, on the other hand, call it the Arabian Gulf.
As the body of water has long been under argument Google dropped the name “Persian Gulf” from Google Maps.