Saudi Arabia Founder’s Handwriting Shows Use of “Persian Gulf”

Persian Gulf

A piece of evidence shows that the Saudi founder referred to the Persian Gulf using its correct name, rather than the fabricated one used by certain Arab governments.

In a handwritten and signed letter dated 1347 AH (1928-29), Abdulaziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia, has referred to “Persian Gulf” using its correct name.

This body of water has been historically known as “Persian Gulf”; however, some Arab countries has insisted on using the false term “Arabian Gulf” since 1960s. International organisations continue to use “Persian Gulf” and never accepted its alternative. The dispute still goes on.

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Fatemeh Askarieh
Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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