Girls should marry aged 16-18: Iran's Ahmadinejad
21-Nov-2010 (3 comments)
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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the best age for girls to get married was between 16 and 18, Iranian newspapers reported on Sunday.

Analysts say such announcements could be part of the government's efforts to gain support among young voters.

Iran's parliament in 2004 raised the legally acceptable age of marriage for girls to 15 from nine.

"The best age for marriage is between 16 to 18 for girls and 19 to 21 for boys," the Mardomsalari newspaper quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

Ahmadinejad's popularity has been harmed since the disputed 2009 presidential vote, which the opposition says was rigged to secure his re-election. The authorities deny this. The vote and its aftermath created a rift within the ruling hardline elite.

"We have a parliamentary election in 2012 and hardliners want to win young people's votes in or... >>>

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Anahid Hojjati

Sargord, that was years ago, now it is different

by Anahid Hojjati on

Sargord, your grandmother possibly got married at least 70 years ago but I am still surprised that in US, they got married that young, are you sure? Maybe you are older than I think, let 's say if you are 60-70 years old, then I can see your American grandmother got married so young. Maybe all your talk about your motor cycle is for us to think you are younger than you are, just kidding.

Hoshang Targol

Is that way you're so

by Hoshang Targol on

phucking ( fill in the blank- only by Persian speakers)?

Sargord Pirouz

My American grandmother wed

by Sargord Pirouz on

My American grandmother wed when she was 14. My American great grandmother did likewise. No lie.