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The media doesn't have any super priviledged position to define what it is okay to call something. The politician having an opinion is a first such scruple. Iran still has a clear proper name in its official name. The islamic reference is somewhat looser as repeat mentions are more likely to just use "Iran" or "Iranians". "Iraq" would be confused with another entity and I guess "Lebanon" is already taken by a very small area?

Off course there is also a tendency to stick with the first thing that sees widespread use and it is kinda bad form to insist on specific vocabulary.