Quotes: Ahmadinejad Urges Girls to Marry at 16

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks to reporters

We should take the age of marriage for boys to 20 and for girls to about 16 and 17. The marriage age for boys has reached 26 and for girls to 24, and there is no reason for this.

— MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, Iranian President, urging young men and women to marry at younger ages; Ahmadinejad has criticized his country’s once highly effective family planning program as an ungodly Western import (via Newser)