Iran on Sunday condemned Britain's decision to knight Salman Rushdie, the author who was forced into hiding for a decade after the leader of the Iranian revolution ordered his assassination.
Russia has indicated it will not allow the United States to use a radar station in Azerbaijan for missile defense against Iran, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying on Sunday.
Iran accused Britain on Sunday of insulting Islamic values by knighting Salman Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" prompted the late Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa death warrant against him.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, said the decision to grant Britain's highest honor to Rushdie, who wrote the novel "The Satanic Verses," was an insult to the Muslim world.
Iran on Saturday accused British leaders of "Islamophobia" for knighting Indian-born author Salman Rushdie, who was issued with a death fatwa by Iran's revolutionary leader 18 years ago.
Iran said Sunday it had received indications from Russia's president that he would not follow through with an offer to allow the U.S. to use a radar station in neighboring Azerbaijan for missile defense against Tehran.
Iran condemned on Sunday the awarding of a knighthood to British author Salman Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" prompted Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa death warrant for him.
The Taliban attacked a remote customs office on Afghanistan's border with Iran overnight, killing two policemen but losing eight of their own fighters, police said Sunday.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and the European Union's foreign policy chief may meet again in the next few days for talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran on Sunday condemned Britain's decision to grant a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie, who was forced into hiding for a decade after the Islamic republic's spiritual leader ordered his assassination.