Bearing children significant duty for families: Leader

TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that bearing children must be a priority for all the families.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei delivered a speech on the significant role of families on August 15, 2019, in a meeting with some NGOs active in the affairs of families. Part of the Leader's remarks has been published today by his official website.

During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to four topics relating to the issue of family, namely, ‘the survival of the family’, ‘the atmosphere inside the family’, ‘fertility’, and ‘marriage of singles’.

The leader urged officials and NGOs to find practical ways to decrease divorce and boost the foundation of the family.

He went on to point to the need for some rules and regulations inside the family to amend some behaviors that are against justice. Injustice can be towards both men and women, he said.

Referring to the significance of population growth, Ayatollah Khamenei said that with the current rate of fertility, Iran will become an old country some 30 years from now and this is a ‘great danger’. There are certainly ways to improve the situation, he said, calling on officials and people to think of solutions.

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