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Rushdie: Iran denies any ties to attacker

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(ANSA) – TEHRAN, AUGUST 15 – Iran has “categorically” denied any link with the writer Salman Rushdie’s aggressor. This was announced by the government.

“We categorically deny” any connection with the aggressor and “no one has the right to accuse the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani. This is Tehran’s first official reaction to the writer’s stabbing last Friday during a literary festival in New York State.

Last night, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken explicitly accused Iran of having at least inspired the attack on Rushdie: “Iranian institutions have incited violence against the writer for years and the state media in recent days have cheered for the attack. against him.

All of this is despicable, “Blinken said in a statement released by the State Department. (ANSA).

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Source: Ansa

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