Iran threatens legal action against Google

May 17, 2012 19:27


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What's in a name? For Iran, it seems, enough to warrant legal action over its absence.

The Islamic Republic threatened litigation against Internet giant Google Thursday over removing the label "Persian Gulf" from its maps. Arab countries surrounding the waterway refer to it as the Arabian Gulf, a point of contention for Iran's proud Persians.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that if Google doesn't change its labels, it could sustain serious damage, according to Iranian Press TV.

“Toying with modern technologies in political issues is among the new measures by the enemies against Iran," he said.

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