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Iran threatens to sue Google for not labeling Persian Gulf

By Josh Levs, CNN
May 18, 2012

(CNN) -- Iran is taking on one of the world's biggest Internet giants, threatening to sue over something that is not on its maps.

On state-run Press TV, the Iranian regime warns it may take legal action against Google for not labeling the Persian Gulf.

It's the latest volley in what one expert calls a "war of words" that has raged for decades over the waterway that borders Iran and several Arab countries.

Iran previously lashed out against the U.S. military for calling the waterway the Arabian Gulf.

In a statement Thursday, the Iranian regime accused Google of carrying out efforts of Iran's enemies.

"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

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Added: May-19-2012 Occurred On: May-19-2012
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  • Oh Iran, You are weaker than an internet company. Go Fuck Yourselves!!

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  • FUCK IRAN
    BOMB IRAN
    GAS IRAN
    CHEM IRAN
    EX-WIFE I RAN.

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    • @dorbie Really. It's not there on google maps. Not sure about google earth. The complaint from what I read yesterday was about google maps and it wasn't there

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  • Google must of had a change of heart. Bending over for Iran so a suicide bomber doesn't show up at the front door. You know they're not afraid of a lawsuit.

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  • Always crying about something.
    We called it the Persian Gulf when we were over there (Navy).
    The Google Earth says Persian Gulf in the label on the left, as well as in the water.
    The Google map says it on the left.

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  • Simple solution: Derka Gulf.

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  • seems there is someone a little picky about things.
    Especially for Iran i would ask Google to leave it blank.

    But pop an information for iranian locals which states
    that this is NATO zone "6P".

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