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Putin thanks Trump by phone for info that thwarted terror attack, WH confirms

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Putin thanks Trump by phone for info that thwarted terror attack, WH confirms

Putin thanks Trump by phone for info that thwarted terror attack, WH confirms


Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Trump on Sunday to thank him for providing intelligence that helped thwart a planned terror attack in St. Petersburg, the White House has confirmed.

The call was confirmed to Fox News and other news outlets by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who told reporters more information on the call would follow.

The intelligence was reportedly a CIA tip related to a series of planned bombings.

The Kremlin said Putin told Trump during the call that the information provided by the CIA also was sufficient to track down and detain a group of suspects that was planning to bomb the Kazan Cathedral and other sites in the city.

The Kremlin says the Russian leader asked Trump to convey his gratitude to the CIA and said Russian law enforcement agencies will hand over any information they get about potential terror threats against the United States, as they have done in the past.

The conversation is the second phone call between the two leaders since Thursday.

Trump, since the start of his winning, 2016 presidential campaign, has spoken highly of Putin’s leadership style and has attempted to work with the Russian president on efforts to end the years-long Syria civil war. However, the Trump presidential campaign is under several investigations into whether campaign associates colluded with Moscow to influence the race.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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