11.5 C
Friday, March 31, 2023

Falsification of the name “Persian Gulf”; the lazy egg that Jamal Abdul Nasser broke in the mouths of the Arabs

Pak Sahafat – Part of the roots of the distorting efforts of the Arab countries to falsify the name of the Persian Gulf should be found in the actions of Jamal Abdul Nasser, who, contrary to his initial positions, was willing to turn a blind eye to historical and geographical realities.

According to the International group of Pak Sahafat news agency, during the last 100 years, extensive transformations and changes have occurred in the political geography of West Asia due to the imposition of the demands of world powers and governments, which have fundamentally changed the face of this region. Most of the changes that have nothing to do with the history and texture of the people of this region and its consequences are still affecting them.

The use of the fake name of the Gulf “A.R.B.Y” is one of those cases whose roots should be sought in colonial maps, even if it came from the mouths of those who have an anti-colonial appearance. It seems that the first people who used a fake name were the Iraqi royalists in the 1950s and then the coup plotters led by Hassan al-Bakr and at the same time the Arab separatists inside Iran. But in the hot atmosphere of “Pan-Arabism” during the era of “Gamal Abdel Nasser”, the former president of Egypt, he was the one who caused the spread of this fake name among the Arab countries. However, there are now documents that Abdul Nasser himself did not believe in this historical forgery and used the name Persian Gulf in his correspondence.

According to a story, the fake and fictitious name of the Arab Gulf was first proposed in Egypt by the Arab Nationalist Movement, headed by Jamal Abdel Nasser, in his government actions in Egypt. He ordered all the schools and universities of his country to remove the historical name of the Persian Gulf and replace it with the fake Arabic name, in order to create a fake identity for primitive Arabs by falsifying the history of the region.

The interesting thing in confirming this issue is that the Arabs themselves do not believe in this distortion, because in Cairo, until recently, there was a street called “Persian Gulf”, which after some time, the Egyptians renamed this street to “Arabian Gulf” but its name was changed again to “Abdul Mohsen Suleiman”, a name that was common during the period of “King Farooq”. This street is located near Iran, Tehran and Mossadegh streets, and a little further away is a street called Qombiz (Arabized as Kambojie and Kambyz), which has given a completely Iranian atmosphere to the names of this area.

Image two

Until 1971, Egyptian newspapers continued to use the term “Persian Gulf” intermittently, and the English “Ahram” magazine always used Persian Gulf until recent years. The leaders of Nationalism and Abdel Nasser in Egypt used the phrase Persian Gulf for a long time, perhaps the most important document in this regard goes back to the famous audio file of Jamal Abdel Nasser, in which he explicitly uses the name “Persian Gulf”.

But in line with Jamal Abdul Nasser’s rivalry with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the deposed Shah of Iran, he decided to use all means, from radio advertisements to changing the name of the Persian Gulf, to confront Iran; At the same time, Egyptian newspapers at that time began to promote the claim that Iran occupied the three islands, so that the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram accused Iran of occupying Abu Musa Island in the direction of Arabizing the Persian Gulf.

With the revolution in Iran, while the hand of colonialism was shortened, the West and the affiliated Arab countries, this time due to the fear of issuing the Islamic Revolution in a different way and with all the means, started to fight with Islamic Iran, insisting on using the fake name of the Persian Gulf.

But in connection with the competition and tension between Gamal Abdul Nasser and the Iranian government at the time, it should be said that the hostile relations between Iran and Egypt in the 1950s and 1960s (that is, the height of the Cold War) are critical moments in the history of the Middle East. The presence of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Jamal Abdul Nasser at this point in time, in addition to influencing the relations between Iran and Egypt, also had significant consequences and effects at the regional level.

In general, in the 1950s and 1960s, the relations between Egypt and Iran were mixed with suspicion and intense propaganda attacks against each other. At that time, Nasser considered the institution of monarchy in Iran as reactionary and Mohammad Reza Shah as a tool of Westerners. On the other hand, according to Muhammad Reza Pahlavi and his western allies, Nasser was accused of creating Egypt as a Soviet satellite country and having developmentalist intentions.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles