[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Mehr News Agency

[Date:] 24 Ordibehesht 1396 [14 May 2017]

 

U.S. State Department Statement in Support of the Perverse Baha’i Sect

The U.S. State Department, in a statement, called the arrest of nine spies who were detained and tried seven years ago on security charges an insult to religious sanctities!

According to the Mehr News Agency, the U.S. State Department today issued a statement on the arrest of nine spies who were detained and tried seven years ago on security charges, calling it an insult to religious sanctities!

In a press release, the State Department’s information base supported the perverse Baha’i sect while accusing Iran of violating human rights.

In the statement, the United States also cited the detention of a number of members of the perverse Wahhabi sect and called for their “immediate release.”

The statement added, “The Iranian government must end the deprivation of its people from human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of religion and belief.”