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Iran Electronic Industries


Date: 17 Esfand 1358 [07 March 1980]

Number: 13/801-01-81/Sh

Personnel Division

To: Mrs/Mr.: [redacted]


Confidential, Direct

According to information received, you are not a follower of an officially recognized religion, and therefore do not have the right to work in government ministries or institutions, as stipulated in the bill prohibiting the recruitment of those who are not religious followers of Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism or Christianity. Therefore, please declare your [religious] denomination explicitly and confidentially by 15 Farvardin 1359 [4 April 1980]; [if, however,] the above is correct, you can accept the Islamic religion within a maximum of one month after the above date and provide written proof of this from one of the Marja-e-Taghlid [sources of religious authority] confirming that you have renounced your previous belief and have been honoured to accept Islam; you must also arrange for the details to be published in one of the widely circulated newspapers. Otherwise, according to the Ministry of Defense’s explicit circular, number 6/402/02/93-13, dated 5 Shahrivar 1358 [27 August 1979], your services will be terminated upon expiration of the deadline.

Personnel Manager

Morteza Yavangi