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Keyhan Havaei [Newspaper]

Number: 1059, page 9

Wednesday 10/09/1372 –1 December 1993

 

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.