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Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in foiling terror attack in St Petersburg

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IANS  |  Moscow 

US President Donald Trump (right) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam on Sunday.	Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump (right) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Russian President called US President to express gratitude for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) information that helped foil terrorist attack attempts in St Petersburg, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

Russia's Federal Security Service said Friday that it detained seven supporters earlier this week for plotting to blow up the famous in St. Petersburg, the second largest city in

"The information received from the CIA proved to be sufficient for the search and detention of the suspects," Xinhua cited a statement from Kremlin as saying.

Putin told Trump that the Russian special services, upon receiving information regarding terrorist threats against the US and its citizens, will immediately provide it to their US counterparts.

This was the second phone conversation between Putin and Trump within a week following a call on Thursday, when the two presidents discussed "urgent issues" in bilateral diplomatic relations and situation on the Korean Peninsula.    

First Published: Mon, December 18 2017. 09:28 IST
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