[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:] Nour va Zolmat

[Date:] 13 Shahrivar 1334 [5 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 26

 

Restoration of the Haziratu’l-Quds by Habib Sabet Pasal

The Jewish Habib Sabet Pasal, who has become [sic] a Baha’i for some time, is the owner of several companies in Iran, thanks to espionage and disloyal acts, and recently, with the help of foreigners, he has made Pepsi Cola available to people. In a gathering, he made the statement, “If the government agrees, I am willing to restore the Haziratu’l-Quds at my own expense with gold bricks”.

This old Baha’i spy is not ashamed of living in an Islamic country, and thanks to the Muslim people he has accumulated a vast amount of wealth and capital. We have drawn the attention of the authorities to the actions and espionage behaviour of this person and expect him to be prevented from continuing his movements.