Rushdie's attacker was in direct contact with the IRGC

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 Rushdie's attacker was in direct contact with the IRGC

Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old man accused of stabbing New York writer Salman Rushdiv, was in direct contact with IRGC members on social media.

This is reported by VICE World News, citing European and Middle Eastern intelligence officials.

people either directly associated with the Quds Force or allied with them.”

“It is not clear the degree of involvement, whether it was a direct-supported assassination attempt, or whether it was a series of suggestions and instructions on targeting.” , the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

VICE World News notes that there is no evidence that Iranian officials were involved in the attack on Rushdie.

Intelligence sources declined to elaborate on the nature of the reports as the investigation continues. It is also unknown who initiated the contact, when it happened and what was discussed.

It was previously reported that Hadi Matar sympathizes with the IRGC and the Shiites.

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