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Central Intelligence Agency helped Russian Federation halt terrorist attack

18 December, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

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On Friday, Russia's FSB security service said it had arrested seven members of an Islamist terror group planning "the killing of citizens" in a series of suicide attacks in Russia's second city on December 16.

Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided to Russia concerning a major terror plot in Saint Petersburg, Russia, " read the statement from the White House.

The White House said the foiled attack could have killed "large numbers of people". "We would like to have Russia's help", he told reporters outside the White House.

"Vladimir Putin guaranteed Donald Trump that the Russian knowledge endless supply of data identifying with terrorist dangers against the U.S. and it nationals, will quickly transmit to its American associates in accomplice channels", the announcement included.

The pioneers' relationship is muddled by continuous examinations concerning the Trump crusade's connections to Moscow.

"The information received by the CIA was enough to detect, hunt down and arrest the criminals", it added in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

Russian officials say Putin believes Trump is not to blame for the tensions.

It is the second phone call between the two leaders since Thursday.

"The Trump that you see on TV is very different than the real Trump", Putin told reporters at the time. The cathedral is a popular tourist site.

In a readout of the call released Sunday afternoon, the White House said Trump "appreciated the call" and "stressed the importance of intelligence cooperation to defeat terrorists wherever they may be".

According to Russia's FSB security service, the information from the Central Intelligence Agency led to the arrest of seven people and the seizure of a significant amount of explosives and weapons.

Putin, in his phone call with Trump, said Russian Federation would alert U.S. authorities if it received any information about any attack being planned on the United States, Interfax quoted the Kremlin as saying.

The group was planning to blow up the Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg. "No Russian lives were lost and the terrorist attackers were caught and are now incarcerated".

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