[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]


[Newspaper] Ettelaat

Tuesday 15/12/1357 [6 March 1979]

Number 15801- Page 3


Discovery of Espionage Activities on Behalf of Israel in Mashhad


Espionage on Behalf of Israel


Mashhad- His Highness Ayatollah Shirazi and His Highness Ayatollah Tabatabai-Qumi consulted with each other during a [recent] meeting.


At this meeting, which lasted a few hours, important provincial issues and people’s problems were explored.  In addition, these two Marja‘-i-Taqlíd[1] discussed the documents discovered at the Haziratu’l-Quds[2] which are indicative of espionage activities on behalf of Israel.


Ayatollah Shirazi said:  “We do not consider Baha’ism to be one of the religious minorities”.


During this one-hour conversation, both these two supreme authorities approved the occupation of Baha’i centres and accessing their documents, so as to reveal their evil plans. Ayatollah Tabatabai-Qumi also said: 


“Baha’ism has always played a part, in various regions, as the spy of the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, and Israel, and their cooperation with Judaism is clearly evident and I approve the occupation of their centres of activity.


The Executive Committee of the Headquarters for the Directives of the Imam in Mashhad made an announcement that from the first day of Esfand (the day schools resume), meetings have been convened after hours and at all schools for discussion and weapons identification, in order to prepare all the Armed Forces for the task of safeguarding the outcomes of the Revolution.




[1] [Religious Jurisprudence Authority]

[2] [Baha’i centre]