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[Newspaper:] Jomhouri Eslami

[Date:] Saturday, 8 Aban 1361 [30 October 1983] – 12 Moharram 1403

[Issue No.:] 988

[Page:] 3


America’s New Propaganda Conspiracies Against Iran

The series of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s actions for the expulsion of the Quds-occupying regime [Israel], from the international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Telecommunication [Union], and the United Nations General Assembly, instigated various reactions, [including] the anger and rage of various arrogant parties with their seen and unseen elements in different fronts. Among such reactions are the almost foreseeable rise of the so-called humanitarian and peace-loving fever of the international agencies…  

… The persecution of the Iranian pilgrims—who were only chanting the slogans of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”—by the Saudi police, did not provoke the protest of Amnesty International for this violent act, and they did not allow themselves to even verbally condemn the killing of thousands of unarmed and defenceless Palestinian women, men and children in the Sabra and Shatila camps by the Zionists and Falangists. Instead, they demonstrated sympathy in their report for individuals such as Abulfazl Ghasemi, and [portrayed] the punishment of the spies and the elements of Zionism in Iran, a number of whom were Baha’is, as a Baha’i massacre. What is more ridiculous is that it does not recognize the espionage [by] the Zionists as a crime by these people …