In part of his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran Ahmad Khatami said, “The measures taken regarding increasing the population and policy of childbirth sought by the supreme leader, is very much commendable.
Furthermore, measures taken regarding the hijab pleased the people and the relevant officials should take the necessary measures in this regard… the respected government is worried about hijab and the Interior Minister wrote a letter to me stating 16 various measures taken in this regard and we call on all officials in the three branches to start imposing such hijab with their own employees.”
Citing the fact that the month of Ramadan will be beginning soon, Khatami said, “This is the characteristic of a religious society. For example, if someone enters Tehran, when they see that restaurants are closed and they ask why, we must say it is Ramadan and they should see that the superior, traditional and national hijab, being the chador, is used everywhere, because in the Quran the black chador is the superior hijab.”
(State-run ‘Asr-e Iran’ daily – June 29, 2014)