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Iran blames Salman Rushdie and his followers for the attack on the author

2022-08-15T09:34:56.330Z

Iran has blamed author Salman Rushdie and "his followers" for an attack that has left him with life-changing injuries.



This is how they report the status of Salman Rushdie after the attack 0:40

(CNN) --

Iran has blamed author Salman Rushdie and "his followers" for an attack that has left him with life-changing injuries.

"Regarding the attack on Salman Rushdie, we do not consider anyone other than [Rushdie] and his supporters to be worthy of blame and even condemnation," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani told a news conference. televised on Monday.

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This was Iran's first public reaction to the incident.

Rushdie is recovering in a hospital after being repeatedly stabbed onstage in front of an audience in New York on Friday.

Salman Rushdie

Source: cnnespanol

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