Iran, formerly called Persia by the West, is a large area of 628,000 square miles consisting mostly of rugged mountain ranges higher than any in Europe and comparable to our western Rocky Mountains in height, length and breadth.
Wright, Edwin M.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 2:
5, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol2/iss5/2