Iran denies any connection to the attacker of the writer Salman Rushdie

“No one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani in Tehran’s first official reaction to the attack on the British writer, according to AFP.

“In this attack, only Salman Rushdie and his followers deserve to be blamed and even condemned,” he added in Tehran.

“By insulting the sacred things of Islam and crossing the red lines of over a billion and a half Muslims and all followers of divine religions, Salman Rushdie exposed himself to the anger and wrath of the people,” he added.

Salman Rushdie, who is now feeling better, according to his relatives, was stabbed about 10 times by a man of Lebanese origin, Hadi Matar, 24. He is being prosecuted for “attempted murder and assault”.

The attack, which shocked the West, was welcomed by extremists in Iran and Pakistan.

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