[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:] Nour va Zolmat

[Date:] 19 Tir 1334 [11 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 23

 

Congregation of the Clergy in Tehran

It is customary that each year a number of the clergy and preachers from the Islamic countries come to Iran during the heat of the summer to take advantage of the pleasant weather of Tehran’s surroundings. This year, similar to previous years, these groups arrived in Tehran a few days ago.

But some opposition newspapers have exaggerated the coming of this group and say that they intend to give talks on the subject of Baha’ism and create commotions during the mourning period.

We contacted the respected clergy in order to clarify the matter and find out the truth from the experts. It became evident that they certainly did not have such intentions and had come to Tehran solely to spend the hot season here and take advantage of the cool climate of the countryside. If they happen to be in Tehran during the mourning period, they have no intention other than to participate in the mourning.

The articles of such newspapers have no other purpose but to portray the instability of the government.