clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

RUSHDIE SEEKS U.S. HELP TO PRESSURE IRAN

Hunted and condemned author Salman Rushdie marked publication of the paperback "The Satanic Verses" Tuesday night with a plea for U.S. help in pressuring Iran to lift a death sentence imposed in 1989.

But Rushdie said an effort to personally deliver the message to congressional leaders had been thwarted, apparently by the Bush administration, which forced the leaders to cancel the meeting.