Iran Rejects Claims of Involvement in Salman Rushdie's Attack

Published August 15th, 2022 - 07:45 GMT
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Iran rejected allegations that it has a hand in the stabbing attack of the famous British-Indian author Salman Rushdie that took place in the US on Friday morning.

According to the DW, Iran said that no one "deserves blame and accusations except him and his supporters."

Salman Rushdie was moved to the hospital after being stabbed in New York City while he was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution.

Security forces have arrested the man who targeted the British writer days ago saying he was identified as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.

Salman Rushdie is the author of the most controversial novel 'The Satanic Verses' as after publishing it, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini released a Fatwa calling for his assassination.

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