[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
With greetings and best wishes for your health and an end to your problems,
I congratulate you on the birth of Imam Ali. I am interested to know Your Honour’s views regarding the Baha’is and the Baha’i community in Iran.
[The following is an answer to the above question, given by Ayatollah Montazeri, in his own handwriting]
In the Name of God, the Most High
With greetings and appreciation, the Baha’is deny that Islam is the last religion and believe in a new and depraved religion. However, nobody has the right to interfere with their lives, unless, of course, they start their proclamations, which must be prevented.
Best wishes for your success,
28 Mehr 1379 [19 October 2000]