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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:]Keyhan Havaei

[Date:] Wednesday 10-09-1372 –1 December 1993

[Number:] 1059

Page: 9

 

Ayatollah Yazdi in the Friday Prayer sermon in Tehran

… With regard to accusations of infringing upon the rights of religious minorities in Iran, the head of the Judiciary stated:  According to the Constitution, religious minorities in Iran are respected befittingly; however, this does not mean that any [group], with no Prophet or Messenger of God, can claim to be a religious minority and seek to be active in Iran.…