[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

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Provisional Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Office of the Prime Minister

Number 8250

16 Tir 1358 [7 July 1979]

 

In the Name of God

 

Engineer Sabbaghian - Minister of the Interior

Pursuant to letter number 5352/4/41, dated 30 Khordad 1358 [20 June 1979], my opinion is clear from letter number 8510, sent on 12 Tir 1358 [3 July 1979] to the Revolutionary Council.  A copy of it is enclosed.  It appears that, according to reports from the embassies outside the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also had similar problems and questions:

If possible, please ask the governors’ offices to prevent actions that trouble and give an excuse to the perverse Baha’i sect, while also refraining from giving them any reputation or legitimacy.

 

Prime Minister

Mehdi Bazargan