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[Newspaper:] Kayhan International

[Date:] Wednesday, 29 June 1983 – 8 Tir 1362

[Issue No:] 718 – volume 9

 

Velayati says U.N. report acknowledges Iran's just claim

Yazd, June 28 (IRNA) – Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati said Tuesday that the report handed to the U.N. secretary general on the war-devastated civilian areas would help to demonstrate Iran's true claims to the world public opinion. …

On the misinformation spread by the imperialists in relation to the persecution of Baha'is, he said it was "enough to say that the leader of all this hue and cry was Mr. Reagan. In our country no one is imprisoned or tried for holding a specific belief. Islam is a religion which compels no one but on the other hand the Islamic Republic, like any other government, will not tolerate conspiracies against it, be it by a Muslim or a non-Muslim." …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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