Tehran (IP)- President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, speaking at a youth population event in Tehran, emphasized the importance of population growth for national security.

Iran Press/Iran News: He said more government support is needed for families desiring more children, citing recent legislation and incentives.

Raisi underscored the cultural and economic significance of population growth, linking it to national strength and prosperity.

Criticizing abortion, he advocated for pro-population policies.

Referring to his UN speech on family values, Raisi highlighted the family's role in Islamic society.

This year's theme, "Surge in Production with People's Participation," emphasizes the crucial role of population growth in national success, according to the president.