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In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate


Office of Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani


Number:  Q/1312/1

Date:  7/11/1387 [26 January 2009]


Respected Minister of Health, Medical Treatment and Medical Education, Dr. Lankarani,




Wishing you ever-increasing success in serving the noble people of Iran, I wish to submit for your attention that a letter from a number of the graduates of the optometry school addressed to the honourable Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani was received.  Please see that a comprehensive and thorough investigation is made and the problems of these gentlemen are attended to, and also the hands of the perverse and misguided sect are cut off.


With appreciation,


[official stamp] Office of Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani, religious enquiries section