[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:] Asia

[Date:] 5 Tir 1334 [27 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 125

 

The Problems That Lie Ahead

The biggest problem facing the government is the financial crisis, since with all the plans and strategies that have been drawn up to collect taxes, we now have a budget deficit of nearly four hundred million tumans, and since the issue of U.S. aid is also in the twists and turns of negotiations, and there are talks about it, it must be said that less success will be achieved in this way.

It is said that the propaganda and demonstrations that had taken place at the beginning of the formation of this government, and what was announced and written in the government radio [broadcasts] and newspapers, which said that U.S. aid has been misused, as well as accusations of corruption and theft against government agencies and promotion of the struggle between the Shi’ites and Baha’is, have made the government of Ala realize that this has all been to the loss of Iran, and they are now trying to make up for those mistakes.