The Iranian


email us

US Transcom
US Transcom

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

    News & views

Iran invited to Frankfurt book fair after 10-year exclusion

BONN, May 20 (AFP) -Iran is invited to attend the Frankfurt book fair in October, 10 years after it was banned from the publishing event for issuing a death decree against British writer Salman Rushdie, the fair's management said Thursday.

The book fair will even pay for two independent Iranian publishing houses to attend the event, one of the leading dates in global publishing, and will organise a discussion on the situation of Iranian authors.

Iran was banned from the fair in 1989 after the state endorsed a fatwa, or death sentence, by revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Rushdie for his book "The Satanic Verses", which many Moslems condemned as blasphemous.


Copyright ©Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved. May not be duplicated or distributed in any form

 MIS Internet Services

Web Site Design by
Multimedia Internet Services, Inc

 GPG Internet server

Internet server by
Global Publishing Group.