Nasser Kanaani, the spokesman of Irans Foreign Ministry, made the remarks in a briefing to journalists.
Kuwait recalled its envoy to Iran as other Gulf Arab states downgraded ties to rally behind Riyadh.
There has been no official government reaction in Iran to the attack on Rushdie, but several hardline Iranian newspapers praised his assailant.
It remains unclear why Rushdie's attacker, identified by police as Hadi Mattar of Fairview, New Jersey, stabbed the author as he prepared to speak at an event Friday in western New York.
The Lana, formerly the Pegas, had been expected to sail to the United States before Greece's supreme court ruled the cargo should be returned to Iran.
Rushdie, who was born into a Muslim Kashmiri family in then Bombay before moving to the United Kingdom, has long faced death threats for his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. Some Muslims said the book contained blasphemous passages
According to a senior Iranian diplomat quoted by the official Iranian news agency IRNA on Friday, the European Union's plan to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal can be acceptable if it offers assurances on Tehran's fundamental demands.
The remote sensing satellite, called "Khayyam" was launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the home of Russian space launches located in southern Kazakhstan, at 08:52 a.m. Moscow time (0552 GMT) on Tuesday, according to a video broadcast by Russia's Roscosmos space agency on YouTube.
Iran's "Khayyam" satellite is scheduled to take off from the Moscow-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0552 GMT, three weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.
Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has banned women from appearing in advertisements as it seeks to tighten the country’s hijab and chastity laws.
The ball is in Washington's court to save the pact, Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani tweeted before heading to Vienna, calling on Washington to "show maturity & act responsibly".
A fighter plane crashed in an accident as it left Shiraz airport in Iran, injuring the pilot and co-pilot who were taken to a hospital for treatment, the Iranian state news agency reported on Wednesday.
In a report, Amnesty said the Iranian authorities needed to be held accountable for the "torrent of violence" unleashed against the protesters in the southwest of the country.
The U.S. Treasury and the U.S. State Departments imposed sanctions on a total of six companies, four based in Hong Kong, one in Singapore, and one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in actions that were announced in separate statements.
Eslami reiterated comments made by Kamal Kharrazi, a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in July.
"Those cameras are related to the nuclear deal. If Westerners return to this pact and we are certain they will not commit any mischief, we will make a decision on these cameras," Mohammad Eslami said.
Russian President’s trip to the region soon after that of Biden’s is a signal to Washington that Russia will not be easily dislodged from the Middle East.
The debate around Putin’s health saw fresh speculation after the Russian president was seen walking with a limp in his latest video from Iran.
In only his second trip abroad since Russia launched the military action in February, Putin conferred with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the conflict in Syria, and he used the trip to discuss a UN-backed proposal to resume exports of Ukrainian grain to ease the global food crisis.
During his Iran visit Putin also met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to discuss a deal that would resume Ukraine's Black Sea grain exports, now blockaded by Russia. Putin said that not all the issues had been resolved yet on grain shipments, "but the fact that there is movement is already good."
In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Biden will meet with heads of state from six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit.
The INSTC is India's grand plan to cut short the time taken for trade shipments to reach Russia and Europe, and enter the central Asian markets, and vice versa.
Iran’s oil and gas reserves and its location that makes it vital to several overland trade routes give it tremendous advantages
A senior Biden administration official, describing the joint declaration for reporters in a conference call, said the agreement will expand on the long-standing security relationship between the United States and Israel.
The president’s comments came in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 taped before he left Washington and broadcast Wednesday, hours after the country’s political leaders welcomed him with a red-carpet arrival ceremony at the Tel Aviv airport.