Archives for January 2014

UK government minister promises continuing support for Iranian Bahá’ís

London, 30 January 2014, (UK Bahá’í News) – The government of the United Kingdom will continue to call on Iran to honour its human rights obligations towards the Bahá’í community in that country.

That was among the assurances given by government minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi during her first visit to the National Bahá’í Centre here.

Baroness Warsi is Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government. She is also the first Muslim woman to serve in government in the U.K.

During her visit to the Bahá’í Centre on 15 January, she assured representatives of the Bahá’í community that the U.K. government has raised the issue of the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran on numerous occasions both domestically and internationally, and will continue to do so.

Following wide-ranging discussions about the history and teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, Baroness Warsi expressed her appreciation to the Bahá’í community for its contribution to interfaith activities throughout the country.

Baroness Warsi at National Baha'i Centre

Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government, pictured centre during her first visit to the National Bahá’í Centre, 15 January 2014.