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[Personal information has been redacted.]

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


[Newspaper:] Rouydad

[Date:] 2 Mordad 1358 [24 July 1979]

[Issue No.:] 16


This is part of the interview with Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Montazeri by the [illegible] “Alanba” newspaper.

We have detected the mercenaries for Marxists, Americans and Zionists.

Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Montazeri is the son of Ayatollah Montazeri and a member of the Traditional Council, “the Islamic Republic Party”. He had a conversation with the Kuwaitis newspaper “Alanba” about the current situation in Iran which is published in his newspaper “Payam-e Shahid”.

We have copied some of its important sections, which contain surprising information.

Question: Tell us about the present leadership in Iran.

Answer: In Iran, everything is done for the sake of God. The first slogan was [coined by] Leader Khomeini, “Down with Zionism”, “Dictatorship and Imperialism” and, above all, “United States of America” [sic]. Of course there were other slogans like “Independence, Freedom, and Islamic Government”.   Abbas Amir-Entezam is a Jew. His name was Abbas Ravaghian, son of Yaqub Ravaquian. He was named Abbas after Abbas Effendi, the leader of the Baha’is. We also have documents about others, such as Ayatollah Rowhanian, General Farbod, General Mostafaei, and Haj Tarkhani.