Iran denies involvement in Salman Rushdie attack

Photo by: Salman Rushdie - Facebook
Photo by: Salman Rushdie - Facebook

(Tehran) -- Iran is denying it had any involvement in the attack on author Salman Rushdie.

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Iran does "not consider that anyone deserves blame and accusations except him and his supporters." He also said, "Nobody has the right to accuse Iran in this regard."

Rushdie was stabbed multiple times before he was set to speak at an event in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday.

Iran had offered more than three-million-dollars to anyone who killed Rushdie after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" was banned in Iran.