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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Tuesday 8 Aban 1358 - 2 Dhul-Hijja 1399 - [30 October 1979]

[Issue No:] 10844


Chargé d’affaires of the Iranian Embassy in London:

22 Employees of the Iranian Embassy in England Were Dismissed, Due to Political and Ethical Issues

Iranian subversives and Zionists have gathered under the umbrella of Bakhtiar[1]

700 Iranians go to England every day

Today a London court will deal with the offences of the arrested Iranians

Today, the chargé d’affaires of the Iranian Embassy in England made mention of a court case to deal with the arrested Iranians who have committed offences. He also stated that the majority of those who have gathered under the umbrella of Bakhtiar are those with subversive ideologies, Baha’is, Zionists and the afflicted [wounded] ones of the Islamic Republic…

Dr. Afrooz, in relation to the supporters of Bakhtiar in Europe, said, “Such groups are not necessarily supporters of Bakhtiar, but are those who oppose the Islamic Republic of Iran who have gathered under this umbrella and are mostly seditious fugitives, Baha’is, Zionists, the wounded ones of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and close friends of the deposed Shah…”





[1] [Shapour Bakhtiar was an Iranian politician who served as the last prime minister of Iran under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.]