Former Majlis speaker said in Tehran on Tuesday that `Middle East' is a term forged by Britons to replace the `world of Islam'.That's a relief.
"The term `Middle East' was coined by the British to replace the term `the world of Islam' so as to undermine unity of the Muslim world," Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said in an address to the one-day Conference on British Colonialism and Iran at Tehran Unive rsity.
Haddad-Adel, who is also Head of Majlis Cultural Commission, told the meeting that Zionists' presence in the region is an instance of British colonialism.
He said that the Britons were also responsible for heavy damage Iraq inflicted on Iran in the past decades and recent years.
He said as long as the Iranian nation is vigilantly on the scene, definitely the story of British colonialism will no longer be repeated.