Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran.

According to Iranian news agency, Mohabat News, Dr Majid Abhari, adviser to the social issues committee of the parliament in Iran, said “these missionaries with reliance on huge money and propaganda are trying to deviate our youth”.

Mohabat News says that, in an interview with a government news agency (Mehr), Abhari added: “With regard to the activities of these Christian missionaries to deceive people specially youngsters, they have begun a huge campaign by spending huge sums and false propaganda for deviating the public.”

Abhari did not present any more details about the seizure of 6,500 gospels but he did say: “These books were made with the best paper in the world in pocket size.”

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