Leader Outlines General Policies on Family

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a proclamation sent to heads of Iran’s three branches of power outlined general policies on family, known as the cornerstone of the Islamic society.

The proclamation, laying out a grand plan for strengthening the pillars of family in Iran, has been issued after consultation with the Expediency Council and prepared on the basis of the Clause 1 of Article 110 of the Iranian Constitution.

In the document, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to family as the principal foundation that shapes people’s progress and ensures the country’s welfare and power in the future.

The Leader underscored that the Islamic Republic needs to move toward creation of a family-oriented society that functions on the basis of an “Islamic model of family”.

Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that all plans, regulations, educational and cultural programs as well as social and economic projects –particularly housing and urban development system- should pay special regard to family.

Stressing the need for a national movement to promote and facilitate marriage, Imam Khamenei also called for effective ways to fight a soft war waged by enemies that are after family breakdowns and perverted relations in Iran.

The document, issued on Saturday, includes 16 articles, which provide general policies and measures that Iranian organizations should take to strengthen family relations, facilitate marriage, prevent divorces, stimulate population growth and ward off the Western lifestyle.