[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:] Rouydad

[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.”