[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:] Setareh Islam

[Date:] 25 Shahrivar 1334 [17 September 1955]

[Issue No:] 182

 

New Position of Major General Batmanghelich and Circulation of the Recent Rumours Heard

The progress and strengthening of Iran’s defence force, which has been our nation’s old aspiration, and its realization, required some changes to the position of the army commanders, and necessitated, for instance, the appointment of Commander Major General Batmanghelich as the ambassador of Iran to Pakistan.

His recent post is very sensitive and important rumours were spread that the change of Batmanghelich’s position and his dispatch to a foreign mission was a result of the undertaking of the Baha’is, while the truth is contrary to this matter. The spying group of Baha’is does not have the power to dismiss and appoint high caliber patriotic Iranians, particularly those such as Batmanghelich. He is a noble army fighter and a royalist, and well esteemed and appreciated by the majority of the intellectuals and lovers of the grandeur and pride of Iran.