[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:] Kayhan

[Date:] Tuesday, 30 Ordibehesht 1359 – 5 Rajab 1400 [20 May 1980]

[Issue No.:] 11001

 

Full text of the imam’s interviews in Kayhan

The interview by Swiss TV with the imam

 

Religious minorities are our Iranian brothers

(Dated Monday, 8 January 1979, in suburbs of Paris – 18 Dey 1357)

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Question – What is your general political (opinion) about the religious minorities for the future?

Answer – The religious minorities are free for the future and will live in Iran with tranquility. We will treat them with utmost justice and according to the law. They are our Iranian brothers. They, too, are fed up with the shah and his allies. . .