Salman Rushdie brought attack on himself, says Iran

Sir Salman Rushdie brought a stabbing attack that left him with “life-changing” injuries on himself, Iran has said.

The country’s foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said on Monday that “Salman Rushdie and his supporters are to blame for what happened to him”.

He added: “Freedom of speech does not justify Salman Rushdie’s insults upon religion and offence of its sanctities.”

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