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Prime Minister


[Date:] 5 Aban 1331 [27 October 1952]

[Number:] 2025/4


Confidential, Eyes Only and Urgent


Ministry of the Interior,


Concerning report number 8498 of 30 Mehr 1331 [22 October 1952] from the Ministry of National Defence regarding the recurring incitement against the Baha’is of Rafsanjan, the statement of Haj Ansari the preacher is enclosed herewith and with respect to its contents you are directed to issue an order to the Governor General of the Eighth Province by telegram  directing him to arrange to investigate the matter and [promptly?] bring to the attention of Haj Ansari that conditions in the country are quite sensitive at present and his actions will not have a positive reaction. Your objective should be to persuade him to travel to Tehran or any other place.


Prime Minister

[Signature] Dr Mohammad Mosaddegh


[Stamp:] Registered in the confidential record at the Ministry of the Interior, number: 10372, date: 5 Aban 1331 [27 October 1952]

[Handwritten Note 1:] Urgent. Office of Safety and Security to act immediately and effectively, 5 Aban 1331 [27 October 1952]

[Handwritten Note 2:] File immediately and attach the background information

[Handwritten Note 3:] Number 2416/ MN, 5 Aban 1331 [28 October 1952]

[Handwritten Note 4:] Office of the Police Force