Conservative leader hopeful Rishi Sunak says the West must be on alert to the threat Iran poses following an attack on author Sir Salman Rushdie.
Sunak: Rushdie attack a ‘wake-up call’ to the West over Iran threat
Tory leadership contender Rishi Sunak has said the stabbing of Sir Salman Rushdie should be a “wake-up call” for the West about the threat which Iran still poses.
In the aftermath of the attack on the 75-year-old author, the former chancellor warned attempts to revive the international Iran nuclear deal may have reached a “dead end”.
He also suggested that there could be a case for imposing sanctions on Iran’s hardline Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
On Saturday, Hadi Matar, from Fairview in New Jersey, entered pleas of not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault at court in Mayville, New York State.