Whited Sepulchres Safe in Iran

From the (Iranian) Islamic Republic News Agency, 25 August:

Majlis [Islamic Consultative Assembly] Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said here Tuesday that the Americans sow the seeds of grudge in the hearts of Muslims by violating the sanctity of the mausoleum first Shiite Imam Ali (AS). “We have witnessed the US hidden and open efforts in violating the sanctity of the holy Islamic sites since 40 years ago but hopefully awareness has risen among Muslims,” Haddad Adel told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on the occasion of international mosques week.

From the Baha’i World News Service, 12 September:

The destruction of yet another Baha’i holy place in Iran has prompted an outcry by Baha’is around the world, who see that the Iranian Government is persisting in a campaign of persecution so extreme in the fanaticism driving it that it even jeopardizes invaluable assets of the country’s cultural heritage.

The demolition in June of an historic house in Tehran, which followed the leveling of a Baha’i holy place in Babol earlier this year, has spurred national Baha’i communities in several nations to place a statement in major newspapers decrying the destruction.