Iran threatens legal action against Google

For not labeling Persian Gulf

CNN: Iran has threatened legal action against Google for not labeling the Persian Gulf on its maps. "Toying with modern technologies in political issues is among the new measures by the enemies against Iran, (and) in this regard, Google has been treated as a plaything," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Thursday, according to state-run Press TV. He added that "omitting the name Persian Gulf is (like) playing with the feelings and realities of the Iranian nation." On state-run news agency IRNA, Iranian officials accused Google of having removed the words "Persian Gulf."

Google did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. But a Google spokesperson told Britain's The Guardian newspaper that the Internet giant had not removed the term "Persian Gulf" -- it had not labeled it from the beginning, as is the case with many other places. If you type "Persian Gulf" into Google maps, the resulting map shows you the Persian Gulf but does not label it. >>>


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only chosen ones have right to protest

by مآمور on

the right of protest is only undeniable for the ones who being chosen by the choice maker!!

the right to others people land and changing its name, extending over to fool around with the name of Persian gulf, and the last but not the least wet-dreaming on how to flatten Iran are only undeniable rights of this bunch of ' pick and go'

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Whoa, since when

by Cost-of-Progress on

does this regime care about nationalistic issues? (Nationalistic as in not Islam, in my book)


Thought suggest research

by Thought on

For those who are not clear what is permitted and what is banned in a country such as Iran, they may search for Iranian based Proxy address then try to access google or google earth to see the level of accessibility of Iranian Internet.

hamsade ghadimi

you can legally access

by hamsade ghadimi on

you can legally access google in iran?  mehmanparast's legal basis for taking google to court is because google is "playing with the feelings and realities of the iranian nation" while the residents of iranian nation can't legally access the site.  wtf.


Persian flag first

by Manam_Babak on

I have to agree with Azarbanoo, and DK. IRI mufia did not have the right to change Iranian flag frome persian symbole to arabic looking flag, therefore they have no right to protest. These bastard Mullas would change our language to arabic if they could, let alone Persian Gulf name.


مثل اینکه


مثل اینکه عزیزان صهونیست که جمعشان هم جمع است!!پسر عموهای ناخلف عرب خود را از دوستان و یاوران قدیم خود ایرانیها بیشتر  دوست دارند!!
این که دیگه تحریم هوشمند و نابغه که از طریق فشار هوا اعمال میشود نیست!!
برای صهونیستها چوب دوسر طلا است!! هم مثل همیشه این کلاه آن کلاه کرده پول خوبی به جیب زده!! هم به فکر خودشان حال همه ایرانی ها را بطور دسته جمعی میگرند!!
این کار را با خشایار شاه که شوهر بانو هر چی صهونیسته بود و از قتل عام یهودیان جلوگیری کرد در فیلم ۳۰۰ انجام داده بودنند!!

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dearest mr. iranlovesisrael

by mousa67 on

hassan & hossein are doing just fine. we had some issues with hassan mounting hossein which was fixed after i reminded him  repeatedly that: a) hossein is his brother & incest is illegal in state of new york. b) mr ahmadinejad himself said that there are no gays amongst shia muslims.

isnt that right ahmadinejad's mamoor joon?  


just sayin...

by Fesenjoon2 on

نقل است هرگاه امام نقی (ع) قصد کمک مخفیانه به فقرا را داشتند تمامی تاریخ‌نویسان زمان خویش را فرا می‌خوانند تا جزئیات کمک مخفیانه ایشان را در تاریخ ثبت کنند.



Google is owned by a Jewish man hence Israeli Gulf!


Let's see, the best lawyers are Jewish. The best judges are Jewish too. The Justis Department folks are Jewish too. Do the IRR jokers still want to file a law suite? 

Mousa67, how are Hassan and Hossein? Do they like Alpo?


Dr. Love, Ph.D., M.D., J.D., Member of I love Israel Association.


how can an illegal, terrorist state take legal action?

by mousa67 on

it's like al capone suing irs ! 

but i do agree that persian gulf is as persian as jerusalem is jewish. 


Sorry, I meant DK

by Azarbanoo on

Not KD.


KD, Excellent & Valid Point

by Azarbanoo on

That is the main reason that Arabs feel IRR/IRI does not mind the name change.

Darius Kadivar

Given Iran's current "Flag" ... IRI Ain't Qualified to protest .

by Darius Kadivar on