[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:] Thursday 26 Tir 1359 [17 July 1980]

[Issue No:] 16192

[Page:] 4

 

Discussion of Ettelaat Newspaper with Hojjatol-Islam Ali Tehrani (the last section)

Mojahedin-e-khalq Support the Democrats and the Komala Party!

Ettelaat Reporter: Do you consider the most important duty of the parliament at this [juncture] to be internal or external politics?

Scholar Tehrani: I do not accept the origin of this parliament. Because some of those who are members of this parliament belong to the “Counter-Bahaism Society” and those who were following Ayatollah Khomeini were not allowed to be in this parliament. They would say that Khomeini wanted to turn Iran into a communist regime. Another group of them were promoters of the Shah. … Some would pray for the Shah on 21 Farvardin and for the removal of danger from the royal person.  Now the four thousand toman cheque that they received for it [praying for the life of the Shah] exists, but of course it’s a photocopy!