[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Tasnim News Agency

[Date:] 22 Tir 1393 [13 July 2014]

 

Mayor of Shiraz:

Heretical Sects have Planned For the Next 50 Years in Our Country

Tasnim News Agency — The mayor of Shiraz said, “Baha’ism has planned for the next 50 years for the youth and teenagers in our country.”

According to the Tasnim News Agency from Shiraz, this afternoon, during a visit to the Rokn Abad Mosque, Ali-Reza Pakfetrat stated, “Iran has not been incapable, and by the grace of God, great things have been done in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” ...

The mayor of Shiraz said, “Baha’ism has planned for the next 50 years for the youth and teenagers in our country.”

Pakfetrat, pointing to the fact that Shiites in the Islamic society should always strive, said, “The believer is approachable and always has a smile on his face, and for this reason, our youth are turning to Baha’ism. It is not America; it goes back to the inaction of the officials.”