1989: Iranian president Hojatolislam Ali Khamenei says death threat could be lifted if Rushdie were to apologize for his book “The Satanic Verses

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Iranian president Hojatolislam Ali Khamenei says that the death threat for author Salman Rushdie could be lifted if Rushdie were to apologize for his book “The Satanic Verses.”

To: 
Author Salman Rushdie
From: 
Iranian president Hojatolislam Ali Khamenei
Year of Apology: 
1989
Footnote: 
Ibrahim, Youssef M. “Iranian qualifies threat to author.” New York Times. February 18, 1989.