[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
[Date:] 23/4/1358 [14 July 1979]
Mr. Fereidoun S. would like to know: How is it that under the [former] defeated regime “Baha’is” did not have the audacity to officially assert themselves, and yet they have now published the statement that the new Constitution must also have a protected place for them?
“Rouydad”: The answer to this question is “because the (central) government lacks power and the country has returned to feudalism.”