[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Donya

[Date:] 1 Ordibehesht 1336 [21 April 1957]

[Issue No.:] 438

 

The Fate of the Building of the Haziratu’l-Quds

It was rumoured that following the time when the Baha’i buildings in the cities were returned to the Baha’is, the central Baha’i building in Tehran, known as Haziratu’l-Quds, which has been the centre of the Military Governorate for the last two years, after the end of the military rule, will be handed over to the Baha’is and its owner will be (Varqa).

We investigated [the matter] and found out that for three reasons this was not true. First, the staff and officers of the former Military Governorate will remain there to work for at least two months, in order to prepare the case files and transfer them to the military and the judiciary [headquarters].

Second, the Security Department needs a site.

And finally, the third [reason], due to the existing obstacles caused by public opinion, at the moment, the building of the Haziratu’l-Quds will not be removed from the control of the army.