[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Khorasan Mashhad

[Date:] 28 Shahrivar [18 September]

[Issue No.:] 1792

 

Resorting to Political Pressures

Some of the religious sects in the United States and Europe have recently been putting pressure on the Iranian government through political channels to recognize their sects as religion, but the government has not paid any attention to these statements and considers them (sects).

According to the statement of one government authority, such propaganda is carried out by the agents of the Spiritual Assembly of Tehran [who have been] dispatched to the countries around the world, and should their propaganda and pressure intensify, the government will act to arrest their leaders.