FILE PHOTO: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

 – The head of Lebanon’s pro-Iran group Hezbollah said on Friday he had no immediate comment on the stabbing attack against Indian-born author Salman Rushdie in the United States because the group was still gathering information.

Speaking in a televised address, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah added that he saw an “urgent need” for his group to make a statement on the attack, which has been blamed on a 24-year-old American citizen of Lebanese origin.

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(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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