Iran Says Salman Rushdie to Blame, Not Them.
Iran says only Salman Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack
“We consider no one except [Rushdie] and his supporters deserving of blame or even condemnation” for the attack, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani told reporters during a news conference on Monday.
Kanani added that Rushdie “exposed himself to public indignation” through insulting holy Islamic values and “crossing the red lines of 1.5 billion Muslims.
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Rushdie may lose an eye after the stabbing and has damage to his liver according to his agent. He came off a ventilator on Sunday and has a long road to recovery.