[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] International Quran News Agency (IQNA)

[Date:] 15 Shahrivar 1393 [6 September 2014]

 

Martyr Ayatollah Madani Stood Strong Against the Perverse Baha’i Sect

Social group: The Friday prayer leader of Rigan said, “The second martyr of Mihrab [praying place], Ayatollah Madani, [engaged in] many activities and political campaigns, one of which was the fight against the perverse Baha’i sect in Azarshahr, [in] which [he] rigidly fought and stood firm against this sect.

Hojjatol-Islam Ali Ranjbar Mahani, Rigan’s Friday prayer leader ... referred to the martyrdom of the second martyr of Mihrab, Ayatollah Madani, on 20 Shahrivar [11 September] and added, “He [engaged in] many activities and political campaigns, one of which was the fight against the perverse Baha’i sect in Azarshahr, [in] which [he] rigidly fought and stood firm against this sect.

The Friday prayer leader of Rigan said, “The United States has imposed new sanctions on the holy order of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which are the result of the failure of the negotiations. If the Geneva agreement had been honoured, no sanctions would have been considered in relation to Iran.”