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U.S. Reportedly Considering More Iranian Sanctions for Encouraging Violence Against Salman Rushdie

This still image from video shows Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, at left, being escorted from the stage as people tend to author Salman Rushdie, center right, at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, New York, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP)
This still image from video shows Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, at left, being escorted from the stage as people tend to author Salman Rushdie, center right, at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, New York, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP)

The United States is reportedly considering placing sanctions on Iran-linked entities for encouraging violence against author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed and seriously injured in an attack last month.

No decision has been made yet on the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

US sources familiar with the issue told the outlet that the decision on a response to the Rushdie attack had to be made with consideration for the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers.

According to the report, the sanctions under consideration include restricting access to global financial systems for those Iran-linked entities.

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