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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:]  Kayhan

[Date:]  Tuesday 27 Farvardin 1364 - 25 Rajab 1405 - 16 April 1985

[Issue No.:] 12425

[Page:] 20

 

The Foreign Secretary of the United States [of America] Attacked Iran Severely

George Shultz, the Secretary of State of the United States, attacked Iran harshly yesterday and called it a “parasite” in the history of Islam.

According to the news sources, Shultz, who was speaking yesterday at the Religious Freedom Conference in Washington in support of the Baha’is, said, as far as “cruelty” is concerned, that the current regime in Iran has far exceeded the exaggerated ways of the Shah’s regime.  I should remind you that it is the first time that Shultz has expressed an opinion about Islamic issues.

The first high-ranking official of the United States who expressed an opinion about this matter was Carter, the former U.S. president.  After Carter, Reagan and other U.S. officials, some on several different occasions, expressed their opinions about the philosophy and the history of Islam.

It is obvious that these kinds of remarks are nothing but a display of the deeply-rooted anger of America towards the Iranian Revolution.