National Geographic Society retreats
The Marze Por Gohar Party is happy to announce that with the hard
work of our compatriots for defending the Persian Gulf, the National
Geographic Society has been forced to retreat from their earlier stance
regarding the Persian Gulf. The National Geographic Society has reportedly
removed the illegitimate name from its maps, however there is an asterisk
now explaining that some countries use another (unrecognized) name
to refer to the Persian Gulf.
Though the Islamic Republic would like to have Iranians believe that
the matter regarding the National Geographics use of an illegitimate
name for the Persian Gulf has been resolved, only one of the four
points our compatriots cited have in fact been enacted by the National
Geographic Society. The Islamic Republic has had its foreign minister
issue a statement whereby he thanks those outside Iran for defending
the Persian Gulf, however they fail to realize that if Iran was being
governed by real Iranians concerned with our national interests and
territorial integrity in the first place then no entity would dare
attempt to infringe upon our culture, history and territorial integrity.
The National Geographic Society has yet to implement the following
demands of Iranians:
1) A recall process must be initiated by the National Geographic Society
to collect all the flawed atlases.
2) The National Geographic Society must correct all errors pertaining
to Iran on its atlases, websites and publications.
3) The president of the National Geographic Society must resign due
to the fact that he is ultimately responsible for these inexcusable
and error prone policies regarding Iran.
The organizations responsible for pursuing the campaign for the defense
of the Persian Gulf were all based outside Iran. During meetings of
these organizations it was agreed that since the Islamic Republic
is too incompetent and since this regime has openly refused to characterize
itself as a national entity, a committee be established with the goal
of defending Iranian territorial integrity.
The Committee for Defense of Iranian Territorial Integrity (CDITI)
is composed of the following parties, organizations and media:
Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG)
Council of Iranian American Jewish Organizations (CIAJO)
Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI)
National Iranian Television (NITV)
SOS Iran Television (X-TV)
Radio Sedayeh Iran (KRSI)
Sobheh Iran Daily Newspaper
Asreh Emrooz Daily Newspaper
Iranian Information Center 08