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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper] Ajang

[Date:] 3 Mehr 1334 – [26 September 1955]

[Issue No:] 20

 

Why Dulles in his speech mentioned Baha’ism as a major religion.....

What did Dulles say?

American [Secretary of State] Dulles, in his speech last week, said that the five major religions had prayed for peace, and after Christianity he mentioned Baha’ism. Evidently, his open and clear support of the Baha’i religion has increased since the emergence of open protest and the broadcasting of rumours about persecution of this minority in Iran. It is said that a few of the relatives of Shoghi Rabbani are also involved in the American government, [and] may have used their influence.

The informed authorities reported that Mr Ala’ had instructed that, especially during this tense period, something had to be done for the rumours of persecution to disappear, and at least this problem [should be] resolved.