Iran says Salman Rushdie and supporters to blame for his attack

Foreign ministry spokesperson says Iran has no further information about author’s alleged attacker

Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York state, and his supporters are to blame for the attack, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said.

Freedom of speech did not justify Rushdie’s insults upon religion in his writing, Kanaani said in a press briefing on Monday.

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