In this context see, Menahem Merhavy, “National identity and historical heritage in the shadow of King Cyrus,” in Liora Hendelman-Baavur, ed. Iran Then and Now: Society, Religion, and Politics (Tel Aviv, 2017), pp. 149-163.
 “The Revolutionary Guards and the judiciary will not permit any program with anti-revolutionary content in Fars,” Fars News Agency, October 28, 2017.
 King Cyrus and his decree are reported in the Book of Ezra, 4:1-4.
 “Friday preacher in Shiraz: ‘The source for the false event marking the 7th of Aban [October 31] as Cyrus Day is Biblical and Israeli,” Fars News Agency, October 28, 2017.
 “The beginning of unofficial effort to prevent the commemoration of Cyrus,” Tabnak, October 28, 2017.