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[Newspaper:] Kayhan International

[Date:] 30 May 1983


Imam Khomeini addresses officials of the Islamic Republic:

It is hoped the government of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) will soon be established

Tehran, (Kayhan Int'l) – On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) the President, Majlis Speaker, Prime Minister, Chief Justice and other high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini at the Jamaran Mosque here Saturday.

The meeting started by President Khamene'i congratulating the Imam on behalf of the country's officials and the people then the Imam of the Ummah deli- …

… Mr. Reagan says these helpless Baha'is are peace-loving people busy with their own worship and perform their own religious duties and Iran has arrested them for the very reason that their creed is opposed to Islamic Republic's beliefs. If they were not spies you (Americans) would not have complained. You support them because they are a group performing duties in your interest. Otherwise we know you; we know the U.S. that its benevolence has not blossomed to cry out and appeal to the whole world for help for the sake of 22 Baha'is who have been entangled, in their words, in Iran. …

Have you (Reagan) studied what the Baha'is have done and have you studied their cases before speaking or do you know divination?! If we had no proof that they are the U.S.'s spies except Reagan's supporting them and if we had no proof that the Tudeh party is made up of spies, except Russia's supporting them, it would have been sufficient evidence for us to arrest them. …













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