Interesting Take

Asia News reports on the closed-door meeting of Iran's Assembly of Experts yesterday. An intriguing final graf:
A word of explanation was given to justify the non-election and further, the non selection, of women and lay jurists. The need to comment on this point reveals that “western” (in reality universal) values have taken root in Iranian society, as does the fact that this Assembly of old mullahs was presented as a “guarantee of respect for human rights!”
That strikes me as correct. However false the claims, it's interesting the mullahs feel the need to defend themselves in Western terms.