[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Iran Tribune

[Date:] Saturday, 27 Tir 1360 [18 July 1981]

[Issue No.:] 103

[Page:] 17

 

There is Doubt, Suspicion, and Lack of Trust . . .

. . . Most members of the Islamic Republic believe that the government of Israel has succeeded, with assistance from a group of Iranian Baha’is, in buying off a large number of the Revolutionary Guards who, in their opinion, are “corrupt,” and the bombing has also taken place with the plan, propaganda, and order of Israel and by the “corrupt Revolutionary Guards”. This person has claimed that the reason for dissolving one of the major committees in the capital, which recently took place, is the existence of this suspicion. This committee, which was dissolved by order of the Islamic Republic Party, was suspected of having all or most of its members being bought off by the foreign agents. The leaders of the Islamic Republic Party state, “If one can buy off all members of a committee, then foreigners could also succeed in buying off the military officers. . .”

. . . Any incident that happens in Iran, the government of the Islamic Republic believes to be the fault of America.  All of the Islamic Republic propaganda systems are busy spreading propaganda against the allies of the United States.  These allies of the United States consist of Americans, Israelis, Baha’is, a group of dissatisfied Revolutionary Guards, and the military officers who oppose the government of the clergy. . .