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Iranians fear attack on Salman Rushdie will derail nuclear deal

Tehran denies link to U.S.-born suspect, reportedly backer of Revolutionary Guard

The 1989 fatwa issued by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie remains intact. (Source photo by AP)

TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani told reporters Monday that the country has no information on the suspect in the attack on British American novelist Salman Rushdie.

"We do not know anything about the attack or the person who did it except for what American media published," Kanaani said at a news briefing in Tehran. "We are following the news like everybody else."

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