[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]

 

Public number: -----

Private number: -----

Bin: -----

File:

[Emblem]

Office of the Prime Minister

Type of draft: -----

Subject of draft: -----

Enclosure: -----

Clean copy drafter: -----

Date of draft: -----, Month: -----, Date of clean copy: -----, Month: -----, Date recorded: -----

Confidential, Direct, Urgent

 

Police Headquarters

On 13 Tir 1323 [4 July 1944], circular number 744 was confidentially and directly addressed to the ministers, [conveying] that, based on the information received, there are often government authorities and employees who are Baha’i teachers and leaders, and whose activities and interference in cities cause undesirable results. Based on the National Employment Act, their teaching efforts should be seriously prevented. Now, a letter has been received from the Baha’i Assembly that includes the exact confidential circular from the Office of the Prime Minister. It is not clear how they acquired it. A copy of the letter and the circular are enclosed for you to issue orders to have the matter investigated by the relevant authorities and inform us of the result at the earliest convenience.

Prime Minister

Signature: Secretaries

[Date:] 16 Mordad 1323 [7 August 1944]

[Handwritten note on the margin]

Bringing Your Excellency’s attention to the enclosed report. This draft can be issued, subject to your approval.