EFEBy Jaime León Tehran

Iran has witnessed one the most dramatic drops in birth rates in recent history and in a bid to boost natality the regime has mandated a new law that has been staunchly criticized by human rights activists for undermining women's rights.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has described the measure as a “strategic goal” to tackle plummeting population growth.

Birth rates have long been a political cornerstone of Iran’s regime.

In 1979, founder of the Iranian Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, ruled family planning anti-Islamic, flooding the streets of cities and towns with images of families with seven children.