Iran denies its involvement in the assault on Salman Rushdie

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Iran denies its involvement in the assault on Salman Rushdie

Rushdie’s novel “The The Satanic Verse” has been banned by Iran in the country where late supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued in 1989 a fatwa or edict which demanded the death of the author.

An Iranian official from the government has denied the claim that Tehran participated in the attack on the author Salman Rushdie, in remarks that were Iran’s first public statements regarding the incident.

Nasser Kanaani, the spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, made the remarks during a briefing for reporters on Monday.

“We as a result of the event of the assault of Salman Rushdie from the US we do not believe anyone who deserves blame or blame, except for him and the people who support him.” Kanaani said.

“Nobody is entitled to blame Iran in this manner.”

Rushdie who was 75 was attacked on Friday, during an event that took place in the western part of New York.

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He suffered from a damaged liver as well as injured nerves in the eye and arm according to his agent.

He could lose the eye that was injured.

Death threat

His attacker, Hadi Matar, who is 24 years old Hadi Matar has pleaded in court to charges related to the assault through his lawyer.

The award-winning author of thirty years, has received threats to kill him for the book “The Satanic Verses” that was slammed throughout in the Muslim world.

The late Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa or an edict, calling for his execution.

An Iranian foundation offered an award of $3 million to the writer.

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