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Divorce Rate In Iran On The Up

For all those who read Robert Baer’s The Devil We Know for Intelligence & National Security in the Fall, you may remember the author describing Iran as a place of many paradoxes. Well, here may be another reason. The divorce rate in Iran has tripled since 2000, a development that is starting to catch the attention of senior clerics and societal commentators alike. In the New York Times article describing the phenomenon, the impression is that this is a good thing, in that it reflects a greater effort by Iranian women to express a fundamental right. To all readers with a keen interest in or knowledge of Iran: what say you on the matter?


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