Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has, according to The Guardian "called for a baby boom to almost double the country's population to 120 million and enable it to threaten the west".
He's told his government that he wants to ditch long-standing birth control policies that discourage Iranian couples from having more than two children.
"I am against saying two children are enough. Our country has a lot of capacity. It has the capacity for many children to grow in it. It even has the capacity for 120 million people. Westerners have got problems. Because their population growth is negative they are worried and fear that if our population increases, we will triumph over them."
On top of this Ahmadinejad wants to introduce legislation that would enable women to work part-time on full-time salaries based on the number of children they have.
Cristics say this move has the potential to bankrupt the country - particularly as "Iran is struggling with surging inflation and rising unemployment, unofficially estimated at around 25%".
Perhaps Iran will end up with a generation of "baby boomers" with next to no superannuation that will become an increasing burden on the government and subsequent generations.
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