[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]


In the Name of God


Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of National Defence

(Telephone: -----)


[From:]Ministry of National Defence (AJ) E

[To:] Director of SMAJA[1] A[2]. AJ. (Personnel Office of Army Chiefs of Staff)

Subject: Baha’i Personnel


Number: 603 – 05/6 – 320

Date: 15 Aban 1359 [6 November 1980]

Enclosure: -----


[The allegations against] Probationary Ensign Firouz Sharifaie-Arabi a staff of NDAJA[3], for his propagation of his beliefs have been confirmed by the Ministry of National Defence.  In accordance with [circular] number 603-05/[6]-27, of the Ministry of National Defence [dated] 25 Esfand 1358 [15 March 1980], , Your office is directed  either to arrange for his retirement or to offer the him redundancy package, effective 01 Azar 1359 [22 November 1980] and report the outcome of your action [to our office].

For the Minister of National Defence: Staff Colonel Javad Fakouri



Copy to:

  1. Headquarters NDAJA (Senior Personnel and Naval Captains)- for your information and action on circular number 603-05/6-285 dated 21 Mehr 1359 [13 October 1980];
  2. Director of Imam [Khomeini] Committee based in SMAJA- for your information


[Handwritten note in the middle of the page]

Mr. Firouz Sharifaie was actively propagating the perverse Baha’i sect and he is not willing to sign an undertaking to stop.  Therefore, he is dismissed effective 01 Azar 1359 [22 November 1980].


Director of Political-Ideology of the Ministry of Defence- Hojjatol-Islam Elahi



1359 [1980/1981] is the year of restorations and safeguard; the year of unremitting battle against the imperialistic economy.


[1] [Acronym: Joint Chiefs of Staff of Islamic Republic of Iran Army]

[2] [initial: Department, Office]

[3] [Acronym: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy]