Omission of Persian Gulf’s title from UNESCO’s book rejected
Deputy of Iran’s Cultural Heritage denied the recent rumors about the omission of the Persian Gulf name from the book of UNESCO.
IBNA: According to the public relations and cultural affairs department of the Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, a few days ago it was rumored that the names of Iran and the Persian Gulf were omitted from the UNESCO and a book was published by the organization in which the Persian Gulf is referred to as the Arabian gulf.
According to the news, during the 36th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Russia, a book, titled as the World Heritage in the Gulf Region, was published by the UNESCO in which there was no mention of Iran nor the Persian Gulf.
Masoud Alavian Sadr, Cultural Heritage Deputy of the Organization, refuted the above claim stating, “Publication of such a book was denied by Iran’s delegation to the assembly in Moscow.”
He went on to say that the book was not even published on the sidelines of the session. “However, it is possible that such a book may have been published by a number of Arab countries where there may be sites registered in the UNESCO.”
He further added that there is a letter from the UNESCO in the organization which asserts that no book branded by the UNESCO can be published with the Gulf named the Arab Gulf.
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