The Iranian Embassy in Bucharest criticized the translation into Romanian of the controversial book Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie, PressTv informs. The Iranian diplomacy condemned the publishing of the blasphemy, Press TV informs on its website, and even demanded the banning of the volume in Romania.

Romanian Patriarchy earlier criticized the publishing of the volume, considering that it wrongs the spiritual values and religious symbols, regardless the official religion that uses it.

Salman Rushdie, aged 59, caused a massive wave of Muslim rage in 1988, when he published the volume. Supreme leader Khomeini signed a decree sentencing Rushdie to death in 1989.