Comments on: Volcano chaos: A pointer to potential Iran/Gulf smoke disruption? Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Houmie Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:43:28 +0000 Which Gulf are you referring to? Gulf of Mexico? Gulf of Bengal? Or the Persian Gulf? Every Gulf has a name.

The historical and geographical name of the Persian Gulf has been endorsed and clarified by the United Nations on many occasions and is in use by the United Nations, its member states, and all other international agencies worldwide. The last UN Directive confirming the name of the Persian Gulf was on August 18, 1994.

The use of the distorted name (The Gulf) of the Persian Gulf was also described as ‘faulty’ by the Eighth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names in Berlin on August 27, 2002.

At its 23rd session in 2006, the United Nations confirmed the name ‘Persian Gulf’ as the legitimate and official term to be used by its members.