[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:] 20 Tir 1964 - 11 July 1985 - 22 Shavval 1405

[Issue No.:] 17638


Subservient of Takht-e Tawwous [The Peacock Throne]

Memoirs of Parviz Raji

The Last Ambassador of the Shah to London

Translated by: H.A. Mehran

[These are] the memoirs of the ambassadorial period of one of the faithful elements and servants of the imperial regime, whose very close connection with Hoveyda and Ashraf [Pahlavi], has been a frequent topic of discussion by everyone, and [include] disclosure of the thoughts, imaginations and encounters of the imperial agents with those of the Islamic revolution, that unveils the negotiations, briberies of the shah’s regime to authorities, members of parliament and British reporters. The decadence, corruption and actual contamination of the previous regime are also fully divulged in the contents of these memoirs.


Section Sixty-Six

Tuesday, 15 August 1978 [24 Mordad 1357]

Today, the Khansalar restaurant in Tehran—it is said that it was owned by a Baha’i individual— was blown up by a bomb. (1)

It was also said in the news that the commander of army bases in Khorasan was killed and the identified killer was a soldier who, while shooting his commander, was shouting “Allah [Akbar]…Allah [Akbar]”.