“법 집행 당국이 공격을 계속 조사하는 동안, 나는 이러한 권리를 침해하려는 악의적인 세력을 기억합니다., 증오심 표현 및 폭력 선동 포함,” Blinken said in a statement.
“구체적으로 특별히, Iranian state institutions have incited violence against Rushdie for generations, and state-affiliated media recently gloated about the attempt on his life. This is despicable.”
Rushdie was removed from a ventilator on Saturday and was able to say a few words, 그의 아들이 말했다. 그의 1988 도서, “The Satanic Verses,” generated controversy in Iran, where the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issue a fatwa, or ruling, calling for his death. Rushdie has lived with this threat across the decades since, including years spent living in hiding.
하디 마타르, a 24-year-old man from Fairview, 뉴저지, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and other counts.
Iran’s government has not commented on the attack, 그러나 state news outlets have praised 용의자.
“A thousand bravos … to the brave and dutiful person who attacked the apostate and evil Salman Rushdie in New York,” the Kayhan newspaper, which is overseen by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, wrote over the weekend, 로이터에 따르면.
Twitter suspended Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s account in 2019 for saying that the fatwa against Rushdie was “solid and irrevocable.”
Several Republican lawmakers called on the Biden administration to end negotiations around a nuclear deal with Iran in the wake of the attack.
“Iran has offered a bounty to anyone who assassinates Salman Rushdie,” 이것의. 마르코 루비오, R-Fla., tweeted on Friday. “Today he was stabbed in America. Why is Biden still negotiating a ‘deal’ with these terrorists in Tehran?”