[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:] Islamic Republic

[Date:] 26 Khordad 1359 [16 June 1980]

[Issue No.:] 302

[Page:] 12

 

The Unpublished Documents from the American Den of Espionage (2)

We placed the visual and scientific reports in the National Radio and Television network.

Official – Non-official

Date: 4 October 1979 (12 Mehr 1358)

Mr. Director of North African Affairs, Near and South East Asia,

The United States International Relations Agency

Washington

 

Dear Ted,

At the end of the second month of my residence in Tehran, it may be useful for me, and perhaps for you, to analyse the current situation, and describe the affairs that should be implemented during the next six months, for increasing the American interests in Iran.

Revolution: In my opinion, the Revolution, which suddenly faced victory last February, was a revolt against ascendancies and advantages…

… Notes about the regime: There are certainly many disturbing issues about the post-revolution Iran from America’s point of view, including the ignoring of human rights [which involves] executions, deportation of American reporters, closing down many scientific newspapers, mistreating the minorities such as the Kurds and the Baha’is, repeatedly naming America as “imperialist” and “protector of Zionism”, the hostile foreign policies, and opposing American interests. As an added problem, we must state that we cannot enter into any in-depth discussions about these subjects with many Iranians.

It must be mentioned that it would be better for America’s long-term interests to limit our relations with Iran in order to avoid increasing tensions in policies and actions contrary to our ideals and interests.