An informed official at the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Iran protested to Germany over the use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf.
The official added that the German foreign minister used a fake name for the Persian Gulf at a press conference in Riyadh.
In reaction, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the German charge d’ affaires in Tehran to express protest over the use of the fake name for the Persian Gulf and demanded the diplomat to convey protests to the German government.
The charge d’ affaires expressed regret over the misunderstanding and said the issue was not deliberate.
The German diplomat said that he will promptly convey protests to the German foreign minister and will inform the Iranian Foreign Ministry about the outcome.