Khamenei speaks at a meeting of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei slammed Thursday Western values which he said, unlike those in the Islamic Republic, undermine feminism.His comments come amid political tensions in Iran, where conservatives want to strengthen measures preventing women and men from mixing while President Hassan Rouhani advocates more social freedoms.In Iran, values concerning the role of women in society are inscribed in the constitution, which states it is the "duty" of Iranian women to raise children within the respect of religion.Rouhani, a moderate elected in June 2013 after campaigning for greater cultural and social freedoms in Iran, has also stirred controversy.
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