Iranian Basketball Player Refused to Play in UAE League Because of The Persian Gulf

The Iranian basketball player, Zohreh Khaleghi, refused to play in Emirates’ Basketball league because of the name of this league. “Arabian Gulf” is the name of this league while the true name of the gulf is “Persian Gulf”.

Most of Iranian activists have supported the decision of Zohreh. “Three years ago I received an offer from AC Milan but I refused it too because they wouldn’t let me to have Hijab during the games. Now I have refused another offer from Emirates because of the fake name of their league.”

Iranians always insisting on the true name of “Persian Gulf” and there is a informal dispute between Iranians and Arabs. There are many online campaigns about this. The term of “Persian Gulf” has been used in many formal maps. Also United Nations recognized this gulf as the “Persian Gulf” in documents. “Arabian Gulf” term has been used by Arab League which is the most credible forum of Arabs officials.

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