Iran’s View That Rushdie to Blame for Attack Is ‘Despicable’ -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s suggestion that novelist Salman Rushdie has himself to blame for last week’s knife attack on him is despicable, disgusting and outrageous, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday.

“It is despicable. It’s disgusting. We condemn it,” Price told reporters at a regular briefing. “This is something that is absolutely outrageous.”

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