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UK must sanction Iran over Salman Rushdie stabbing, says Rishi Sunak
Business

UK must sanction Iran over Salman Rushdie stabbing, says Rishi Sunak

UK Prime Minister hopeful and Conservative party leadership contender Rishi Sunak has called for sanctions on Iran over the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie in the US. Rushdie, who faced death threats over his book 'The Satanic Verses', was stabbed on stage in Western New York state on Friday. A number of world leaders including US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the incident. "If the attack on Salman Rushdie is an operation by Iran, it shows our power. ...If the attacker has done it under the influence of Iran, it proves the success of our Islamic revolution," Rishi was quoted as saying by...
Salman Rushdie “on the road to recovery” after stabbing attack, agent says
Politics

Salman Rushdie “on the road to recovery” after stabbing attack, agent says

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of "The Satanic Verses" suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.The announcement followed news that the lauded writer was removed from a ventilator Saturday and able to talk and joke. Literary agent Andrew Wylie cautioned that although Rushdie's "condition is headed in the right direction," his recovery would be a long process. Rushdie, 75, suffered a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye, Wylie had previously said, and was likely to lose the injured eye."Though his life changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty & defiant sense of humour remains intact," Rushdie's son Zafar Rushdie said in a Sunday statement that stressed the a...