[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:] Khabar

[Date:] 30 Khordad 1388 [20 June 2009]

 

Haddad Adel said: People should not trust the foreign networks. I am surprised by the political people 

who interview with these networks.

In a special News Talk, the head of the Cultural Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly stated that now that 85 per cent of the people have given their vote of confidence for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the BBC is commenting on the people’s vote.

Pointing out that a large number of Persian BBC directors are Baha’is, he said that this network is the voice of Baha’ism. They were strangers and now they have become sympathetic to the Iranians or others.

Emphasizing that the Islamic Democratic Revolution has been established in Iran, he said, people have now given the vote of confidence. So Americans are afraid that this pattern may spread to other countries and try to take the motto and the flag of democracy out of the hands of the people of Iran.