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


[Newspaper:] Donya

[Date:] 10 Azar 1334 [2 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 42


This decision is taken by the government to determine the situation of Baha’i and Jewish citizens of Iran living in Israel―at the Baghdad Conference, Nuri al-Said’s jokes and insults with Adnan Menderes led to the decision against Israel.

News from the United States indicates that many former Iranian nationals in the United States intend to travel to Iran and while visiting their relatives and acquaintances, invest their capital in Iran ...

… With the crisis that has arisen as a result of the Turkish government’s severance of ties with Israel, and Turkish nationals about to leave the country, this has made the Iranian government [rethink] the situation of thousands of Iranians living in Israel, most of whom are Jews and Baha’is, because since 1330 [1951/1952], the Iranian government had practically recognized the Israeli government (de facto) and had sent Safinia as the country’s political representative. As a result of the protests of the scholars of Najaf, [the government] was forced to change its decision, leading to the permanent severance of its relations [with Israel], and leaving [Iranians] without the government’s protection and [making them] travel to Italy to renew their passports.

Determining the situation of Iranian citizens on Israeli soil is only practical when the Iranian-affiliated Jews and Baha’is leave Israeli territory.