This is part of a lengthy discussion regarding unification. The link to the discussion can be found here.
One of the participants(DigitalUmmah) of the thread commented that due to the close association of the Baha’is with Israel, the Iranian government is suspicious of them. This led another Baha’i(Sen McGlinn) to refute his claim. Another member(basher) brought proofs that the Babism(movement predecessor to Baha’ism) was supported by the then Russian government who were at loggerheads with the Iranian government and therefore the Baha’i cult is no more than a political movement in the garb of religion.