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The San‘ati and Ma‘dani Bank of Iran


Date: 16/03/1326 [7 June 1947]

Number 13680

Enclosure: Two pages


The Honourable Ashraf[1], Mr. Prime Minister,


Respectfully, I find it necessary to inform your honour and express the following points: The misuses of the factories in the north that used to take place in the past are being prevented today, and the heads of factories are practising their duties in full honesty. The production of the Shahi Textile Factory has almost tripled in the past years, and the production of the Behshahr Factory also has reached about 40,000 metres per day; the plant is providing us with about one million tumans worth of profit per month. The deals offered by the factories, including the purchases and the sales, do not include any inducements to other individuals. [For these reasons], regrettably, they [those who used to misuse] have come up with some complaints about which many reports have also reached you. Since the [illegitimate] interests of [some] government officials from factories have also been completely cut off, unfortunately, these officials, themselves, are also indirectly encouraging these [complaints]. Messrs. Azamis, Vatandust and Yazdani are the influential instigators of these [complaints].

Recently, Mr. Sheikh Jalal Namie has arrived in Shahi. He talks about the Baha’is in the pulpit. For the sake of informing you, I am presenting you a copy of the report from the factory, which I fully trust. It is expedient to convey a copy of this report and the copy of the report from Shahi to the head of the National Police Force and the governor general, Mr Sami’i, and issue an order to investigate and terminate this undesirable situation and their actions, which are intended to promote their self-interest.

The San‘ati and Ma‘dani Bank of Iran

General Manager,

[Signature: Salman Asadi]



[Handwritten 1:] To be resized.

[Handwritten 2:] [Seal: Entrance to the Prime Minister's Office, No. 5544, Date: illegible].






[1] [Ashraf means “The Most Noble”; it is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam. It was given to him by the Iranian shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].