[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:] Post-e-Tehran

[Date:] 23 Shahrivar 1334 [15 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 686

 

Consultative Assembly

Today also, the Majlis was not devoid of tumult and clamour.

As per the agenda, Messrs. Arsalan Khalatbari, Ghanatabadi and Shushtari addressed the assembly.

At 9:45 a.m., the Consultative Assembly’s open session, presided over by Mr. Ardalan (first deputy), officially began…

[Speaker:] “…the cabinet of Mr. Ala has passed its six month mark and yet during these six months the government has not taken the smallest step to the benefit of the public. A number of these gentlemen have already proven themselves ineffective in the past.

Mr. Ala has been ill from the get-go, sometimes worse and sometimes better; with the head of the government being unwell…”

Mir-Ashrafi: “And the government has an advisor called Sabet-Pasal.”

[Speaker:] “Yes, I will get to that.”

Mir-Ashrafi: “The government is run by the Baha’is and the Jews, not Mr. Ala.”

…Mir-Ashrafi: “Mr. Jefroudi, what kind of a person is Sabet-Pasal?”

Jefroudi: “I should know!?”

(Speaker’s bell followed by commotion)

Ghanatabadi: “I said from day one that they do not care about the country.”

Mir-Ashrafi: “You should attend to your duty. The thieves bring Pepsi-Cola.”

Mir-Ashrafi: “Pepsi-Cola is the only thing that the government can make well!”