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Iran protests UAE's map for the IAEA

Iran has announced that it filed a complaint against the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) due to the United Arab Emirates' use of "a false name for the Persian Gulf", according to reports from FARS news agency.

The protest was made by the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) after the organisation's public relations department studied the IAEA's Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP) which compiles background information on the status and development of nuclear power programs in the member states and found that "two big mistakes in the page allocated to the UAE," as quoted by FARS news agency.

The map on the UAE's page "considered the three Iranian islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb in the Persian Gulf, viewed as inseparable parts of the Iranian territory, have mistakenly been named as the UAE islands. The UAE has used a fake name for the Persian Gulf in its map."

. The IAEA's website shows that the name used by the UAE is the "Arab Gulf".

FARS news agency also noted that Iran's permanent mission to the UN and other international organisations in Vienna sent its protest letter to the IAEA on September 12th and asked the UN nuclear watchdog to register the protest letter as a document in the Agency's secretariat and correct the mistakes.

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