Islamic Solidarity Games Cancelled after Iran Insists Gulf Is "Persian"

(BBC News) The Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be held in Iran in April, have been called off because of a dispute with Arab countries over what to call the Gulf. The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said the Iranian organizers had planned to use a logo and medals that bear the words "Persian Gulf," but Arab countries, who call it the "Arabian Gulf," reject the term.

2010-01-19 09:04:15

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