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[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:] Ajang

[Date:] Monday 27 Shahrivar 1334 [19 September 1955]

[Issue No:] 19

[Page:] 8

 

…Apparently [Mr.] Entezam has reported to His Majesty the incidence of complaint by the Baha’is of the foreign countries [about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran]. The United Nations has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to the objections of the Baha’is…read it at page 8

Entezam and the Baha’is

Finally, after many rumours about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Entezam, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Tehran and personally presented to His Majesty the report of his trip.  Entezam briefed [the Shah] stating that he had not spoken with the Shah about the Treaty [an unspecified international treaty] or the possibility of joining [entering into this treaty], yet informed sources reveal that apparently he [Mr. Entezam] is against of such a Treaty. It is alleged that in his report he has described at great lengths the efforts of the Baha’is of the foreign nations, whose representatives he has met, and who have called on the Minister and have voiced their objections regarding the restrictions imposed upon the Baha’is by the Iranian Administration; in response, the Minister has denied that any restrictions whatever have been imposed on this minority, and stated that if there is any veracity to such assertions, the measures were taken by the religious leaders, which is an old an ongoing issue that has nothing to do with the policies of the government which he represents. Entezam added that all the minorities in Iran have the right to life. To deal with this complex problem, the same sources have indicated that most likely the matters regarding this minority will be wisely and peacefully handled by the government, as was done at the beginning of the month of Muharram.