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Ministry of Post, Telegraph, and Telephone,


From Arak to T [Tehran]; Receipt Number: 1606; Telegram Number: 108, Number of Words: 89, Date of Original: 6/2/ [1326] [27 April 1947], Date of Receipt: 7/2/ [1326] [28 April 1947],


Honourable Asharf[1], Mr Gavamol-Saltaneh, Beloved Prime Minister of Iran

Copy to San‘ati and Ma‘dani Bank of Iran

Copy to [Newspaper:] Parcham-e Islam


The report in series 52 of Parcham-e Islam dated 3/2/1326 [24 April 1947], claiming that Mr Shahab Alaei, Chairman of Shazand’s Sugar Factory, promotes the Baha’i Faith to the employees of this factory, is devoid of any truth. We the employees of this factory strongly deny these allegations and believe this publication is prepared by malevolent individuals.

Ali Akbar Saffari, Reza Shah-Gholami, Ali Safai, Mousa Mohajerani, Hasan Vahhabi, Seyyed Javad Tabatabai, Hasan Masumi, Kazem Saffari.


[Margin1:] [Stamped: Tehran Telegraph Office]

[Margin2:] [Stamped: Receipt in Office of the Prime Minister, Number [illegible], date; 8/2/26 [29 April 1947]

[Margin3:] To be archived.



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