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Yes. In 1935, Shah Reza Pahlavi requested that all documentation used to refer to his country refer to it as Iran, not Persia, which had been the historic name used for the country by foreign nations.

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Q: Was the country of Iran once called Persia before Reza Shah changed its name to Iran?
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