[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 12 Azar 1387 [2 December 2008]

 

English Style Mourning

The entry of the British Foreign Office into the scenario of expressing concern about the human rights situation in Iran made the hypocrisy and bias of the uneasiness more obvious. The British Foreign Office’s “Foreign Policy Centre” recently unveiled (!) a report it submitted to the House of Commons, claiming that the rights of Baha’is, Kurds and women in Iran are being violated.

The British Foreign Office took over the protection of human rights while this regime had a history of carrying out two coups d’etat, on 3 Esfand 1299 [22 February 1921] and 28 Mordad 1332 [19 August 1953], and bringing to power two dictators (Reza Khan and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi); looting the economic resources of the Iranian people for more than one hundred years; the secession of parts of Iran (Herat and Bahrain); support for fugitive monarchist elements; support for the terrorist group of Monafeghin [hypocrites]; [and] incitement of groups under ethnic pretexts in the border areas. Dozens of [other] such crimes and betrayals are in its black record, and of course it is natural for such a regime to mourn its lost interests and domination (including through the betrayal of the Baha’is).