[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:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

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

[Issue No.:] 301

[Page:] 12

 

The Unpublished Documents from the American Nest of Espionage…

…The Islamic students of Khat-e Imam [Imam’s Way], in a book called “American Analysis of Iran”, divulged the contents of some documents that were found in the Espionage Nest. The Jomhoury-e Eslami Newspaper considers it its mission to expose the contents of all the revelations to inform the Islamic nation of Iran, in order to illustrate the ugly face of the great Satan and the wonders of this Pharaoh of time for all. These divulgences will be continued in the future issues as well…

…It seems the Office of International Cooperation has had chances in this regard; this

has been stated in the continuation of the document, such as having dinner with some authorities, communication with the governor of Shiraz for the opening of the Iran and American Association, the request of the deputy prime minister (Amir-Entezam) for books about the states and governments required for their collaborations, and finally, the re-opening of the Iran and American Association to deliver Western culture to Iran. Next to these affairs, there have also been some disturbing issues for the [United States of] America, such as executions, dismissal of American reporters, closing down of the local newspapers, ill-treatment of the minorities such as Kurds and Baha’is, and calling America an imperialist power in support of Zionism…