[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:] Post-e Tehran

[Date:] 19 Ordibehesht 1334 [10 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 582

 

In a private meeting

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Pay attention to the history of the formation of Baha’ism in Iran, so as to find out which government chose this fabricated sect and for what purpose. Dear ministers, in my opinion, the constitution has clearly determined that other than the Armenian [Christians], Jews and Zoroastrians, no other religion is officially recognized.

This means that the holy religion of Islam is the official religion of Iran, and other than the three groups, whoever has a claim will be punished severely, even executed.