white house speaks out against persecution of baha’is in iran

From the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS), again on the topic of the situation of the Baha’is in Iran:

White House spokesman expresses President’s concern over worsening situation of the Baha’is in Iran

WASHINGTON, 29 March 2006 (BWNS) — At the 28 March 2006 White House press briefing, Spokesman Scott McClellan said President George Bush is concerned over last week’s announcement by a UN official that government persecution of the Baha’is in Iran is intensifying.

In response to a reporter’s question, Mr. McClellan called on the Iranian regime to respect the religious freedom of all of its citizens and indicated the President would continue to monitor the situation of the Baha’is very closely. He also said the United States would continue to speak out and urge other countries in the region and the United Nations to defend the rights of the Baha’is and other religious minorities in Iran.

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