[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Wednesday 19 Bahman 1362 [8 February 1984]

[Issue No.:] 17228

[Page:] 15

 

The Prime Minister:  Any Movement on the Part of Saddam’s Regime will not Remain Unanswered and Will Be Dealt with Harshly

…About the Baha’is residing in Iran, the Prime Minister said we do not have anything against those who follow certain beliefs.  We are after those who are connected to foreigners [foreign regimes] and in practice our regime confronts only those who are connected to the widely spread international espionage organizations.