Letter: Farsi, please

Sir: What promising news to hear that the Iranian Majlis has outlawed Western words (report, 4 December). We may have to tolerate the rule of the mullahs but perhaps they will now consider speaking our language, Farsi, and not the Arabic that has been creeping into common usage since the revolution of 1979.

No more "Allahu Akbar" over the airwaves, no more readings of the Arabic Koran and, best of all, no more of those Islamic titles that Iran's rulers so love to give themselves.