Iran accuses Salman Rushdie's backers of stabbing him.

Iran accuses Salman Rushdie's backers of stabbing him.

Iran denied any relation to Salman Rushdie's stabbing and blamed him and his supporters.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani: "We don't blame anyone but Salman Rushdie and his fans"

"We have only seen American media coverage of the attacker.

According to Iranian official media, Kanaani denied the attacker's ties to Iran.

Since "The Satanic Verses" was published in 1988, Rushdie has received death threats.

Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other offences Saturday.

Conservative Iranian outlets lauded the suspect on Saturday, but Iran didn't speak all weekend.

"1000 bravos, 100 God blesses. Kiss his hand Bravo to the warrior who attacked Salman Rushdie.

Khorasan released "The Devil on the Path to Hell" with a stretcher photo of Rushdie.

Rushdie, the son of a wealthy Indian Muslim businessman, attended Rugby School and Cambridge University.

Rushdie's bounty has never been revoked, but in 1998 the Iranian government pledged not to carry out the fatwa.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei confirmed the edict in February 2017.

Khamenei's 2019 tweet calling Khomeini's fatwa against Rushdie "firm and irrevocable" led Twitter to ban his account.