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


[Newspaper:] Sobh-e Azadegan

[Date:] Thursday 20 Bahman 1362 - 9 February 1984 - 6 Jumada l-Ula 1404

[Issue No.:] 1168


Mir Hosein Mousavi, the prime minister, in a press interview with national and international reporters in Ahvaz…

… Regarding the Iranian Baha’i citizens, the prime minister said, “We have nothing to do with the Baha’is who follow a certain set of beliefs, but we deal with those who have relationships with the foreigners, and in practice, our regime deals decisively with such individuals who are connected with the vast international espionage organizations in the world.”