User talk:SouthIran

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Hello, SouthIran, and welcome to the English Wikiquote.


A creation of an article on Persia might be appropriate for the quote you placed, but not the removal of existing material on a modern nation. ~ Kalki 15:30, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Quotes about Iran[edit]

Thanks for your message. There are two issues here:

  • 1. There is nothing called Persian other than Iran. Persia is simply the English name of the word "Iran". The country, as it is called "Iran" in Persian language is several thousands years old. Persia was the official English name until 1935. 1935 belongs to modern time !
  • 2. The quotes you mentioned are not appropriate because: 1. the people who said it are not notable 2. you do not probably want to take quotes from Iranian newspapers and add it to the pages about Israel and the U.S.!

Hope it is clear! Thanks again. 15:40, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

I had just done a quick glance at the differences in the changes, and had not looked at the article itself, and saw removals that did not seem warranted. I then looked at the previous version and realized your additions were appropriate, but at first it seemed to me that so were the previous ones. One might be of a person of disputable notability, but Ali Khamenei was certainly notable, though looking at the quote I now see it's actual subject is arguably America, and only indirectly Iran, and thus probably even more disputable. I did re-added yours in standard Wikiquote format, with citations below the quote, and did a few other format tweaks. ~ Kalki 15:55, 10 November 2007 (UTC)