[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:] Tehran Mosavvar

[Date:] 22 Ordibehesht 1334 [13 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 611

 

The Subject of Struggle Against the Baha’is

The most important issue that caught the attention of Tehran’s political circles last week was the fight against the Baha’is and the closure of the Haziratu’l-Quds of the Baha’is by the Tehran Military Governorate.

The American and Arab news agencies have considered the issue of the campaign against the Baha’is and the closing of their centre in Tehran to be important, and have telegraphically instructed their representatives in Iran to prepare as much news as possible about the activities against the Baha’is in Iran and to send it to their news agencies.

Our correspondent contacted an informed official about this matter and he explained the reason for the interest of the American news agencies in this issue thusly: Because there is no Baha’i sect in Europe, they do not show much interest in this area, but since there are many Baha’is in the United States, and several different publications such as “Baha'i News” and “Baha'i World” are published in the United States, there has been a great deal of interest in the news of the struggle against the Baha’is.

There are many followers of the Baha’i sect in the Arab countries as well, which is why the newspapers of Arab countries are interested in the news and new articles about the fighting against the Baha’is in Iran.

As reported last week, the foreign journalists residing in Iran have sent several news items about the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds, the centre of Baha’i propaganda, abroad, but the foreign journalists were not allowed to send abroad the photos taken during the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds.