Suspect in Rushdie attack pleads not guilty, Iran denies all involvement

The man accused of carrying out a stabbing attack against "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie has entered a not-guilty plea in a New York court on charges of attempted murder and assault. An Iranian government official denied on Monday that Tehran was involved in the assault on Rushdie, in remarks that were the country's first public comments about the attack.

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SALMAN RUSHDIE: --on their own, but that there was if you like consensus about this at the highest levels in Iran. I don't believe--



SALMAN RUSHDIE: --is to say the unsayable, to speak the unspeakable, to--