[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:] Kayhan

[Date:] Sunday 10 Khordad 1366 – 3 Shawwal 1407 – 31 May 1987

[Issue No.:] 13040

[Page:] 2

 

By ratification of Article 28 of the Import and Export Regulations Bill, the Consultative Assembly determined how [revenues] made through non-petroleum exports should be transferred.

Kayhan Political Service – The Islamic Consultative Assembly in its open meeting today continued to review the Import and Export Regulations Bill and endorsed other issues …

Remarks of Khalkhali, Representative of Qom …

… but we see again that there are mercenary elements in India attacking Muslims. They go to cities and start massacres. Why should these actions be repeated? Do we want to return to the same dark history? Muslims and Hindus tried and endeavoured for many long years for the progress and grandeur of the Indian sub-continent. What hands are at work now, other than the hands of colonization and exploitation? Aren’t these same hands felt in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and other Arab countries?

We expected India to stand beside the people of Iran in these events, not to glorify the assembly of the Baha’is, and have some Indian ministers participate in their assembly and follow it by starting massacres. In conclusion, Hojjatul-Islam Khalkhali asked the State authorities, especially the foreign minister, to have a serious encounter in this matter and even cut relations. He expressed hope that the government would take some positive steps in this regard …