[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]


[Adapted from website:] Official Website of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

[Date:] 2 Tir 1366 [23 June 1987]


...At night, [a meeting] of the Council [Society] of the Fighting Clergy of [Tehran] was [held] in my office. The matter of Baha’is was discussed. It seemed that it would be good if we had a policy about them in the following order:

  1. Not to register their names as Baha’is in official documents and leave the place of religion in the relevant column blank.
  2. Give them the right to use the ordinary privileges of social life.
  3. Not have them enter government jobs and other important positions.
  4. If they want to go abroad, we should permit them to do so…