Iran threatens to sue Google for not labeling Persian Gulf
Another one for the “Iran Is Crazy” files, courtesy of Josh Levs of CNN:
On state-run Press TV, the Iranian regime warns it may take legal action against Google for not labeling the Persian Gulf.
“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 Press TV.
He added that “omitting the name Persian Gulf is (like) playing with the feelings and realities of the Iranian nation.”
Place names can legitimately be serious business. This is not one of those times.