Iran is planning to hold the Persian Gulf national day and register the historical waterway on the country’s Spiritual Heritage list.
“The Persian Gulf day was marked on the national calendar during the previous president’s term in office, but no effort has been made to protect the Persian Gulf’s identity in recent years,” head of the Prominent Architects Society of Iran, Alireza Qahari told reporters.
“The waterway will be registered on Iran’s Spiritual Heritage list on the national Persian Gulf day on April 31, 2009,” he added.
“Unfortunately our hesitation in such activities has always caused others to lay claim to our national treasures therefore we must not allow the Persian Gulf to be registered as the Arab Gulf on the world list.”
Certain Persian Gulf littoral states have recently stepped up efforts to rename the waterway which historical documents show has always been the Persian Gulf.