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February 17, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
British government Thursday froze diplomatic relations with Iran, angry over reports that assassination squads were en route to London to carry out a "death sentence" imposed by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's supreme leader, on British author Salman Rushdie. The British Foreign Office condemned Khomeini's death threat against Rushdie, whose book "The Satanic Verses" has been denounced across the Muslim world as blasphemous.
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February 17, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
British government Thursday froze diplomatic relations with Iran, angry over reports that assassination squads were en route to London to carry out a "death sentence" imposed by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's supreme leader, on British author Salman Rushdie. The British Foreign Office condemned Khomeini's death threat against Rushdie, whose book "The Satanic Verses" has been denounced across the Muslim world as blasphemous.
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