Iran raps population control, bans Valentine’s gifts

February 14, 2011 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised population control as an “imperialistic project” based on a “humanist and pleasure-seeking” approach to life.

“Propaganda such as ‘do not get married if you’re afraid of poverty’ or ‘low population is key to prosperity’ are among the evil measures to scare people from doing good deeds,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting today with the managers of the central Yazd province, according to his website.

Iran is better off now with its 75 million population and about 2 million barrels of oil export per day, Ahmadinejad said, compared to the time before the Islamic revolution of 1979. The population was 35 million at the time and Iran exported over 5 million barrels of oil daily, he said.

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