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Ministry of the Interior

Governorate General of the Fifth Province

Governorate of Sanandaj

Number: 156

Date: 15 Farvardin 1323 [4 April 1944]

Enclosure: 2


Ministry of the Interior,

Further to communication number 111, dated 12 Farvardin 1323 [1 April 1944], the gendarmerie has recently issued a warning letter stating that due to the incitement of certain trouble-making local residents, there is the possibility of unfortunate incidents occurring in Qorveh.

Please organize a legal delegation composed of staff of various departments to be dispatched to the locality, to investigate the religious differences of the inhabitants of Qorveh, and other pertinent issues to solve this problem; otherwise, considering the actual situations, the Gendarmerie will refuse to accept any responsibility. By sending a copy of the letter of aforementioned person, we await the appropriate instructions.

In conclusion, I should convey that, as it turns out, during the course of these conflicts, the heads of the local departments have not acted impartially. Each one, in turn, has instigated confusion and disunity between the two groups. Should you deem it appropriate, before the matter gets out of hand, please send an experienced inspector to the area, to investigate and identify the source of the conflict; otherwise, this matter might turn into a bigger problem and cause trouble.

Acting Governor of Kordestan, Colonel Teymouri, [Signature]


[Handwritten note 1:] Political affairs, 23 Farvardin 1323 [12 April 1944]

[Handwritten note 2:] [Stamp: National registry of the Ministry of the Interior, number 3558, date: 26 Farvardin 1323] [15 April 1944]

[Handwritten note 3:] [Stamp: Ministry of the Interior, Political affairs, number 585, date: 27 Farvardin 1323] [16 April 1944]

[Handwritten note 4:] Send as it is to the Disciplinary Forces, [Signature]