Putin Thanks Trump for Tip that Foiled Terror Plot Against Kazan Cathedral
The CIA provided a tip to Russia regarding ISIS terrorists who were planning a suicide bombing in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The Russian FSB arrested 7 men in a raid. Putin called President Trump to thank him for the CIA tip… an act which probably made some people’s heads spin. He also expressed his gratitude to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, which Trump passed along.
Putin assured the President that Russia would convey any information on planned attacks against the United States. The President stated that the United States ws pleased to have “saved many lives.”
The arrested men allegedly planned to accomplish a suicide bombing of the Kazan Cathedral, as well as several other attacks in crowded areas of St. Petersburg over the weekend.
Readout of President Trump’s call with President Putin-> pic.twitter.com/tIM6sBrUb4
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 17, 2017
Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump https://t.co/cSpb0PuZyR
— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) December 17, 2017
— RT (@RT_com) December 17, 2017
Vladimir Putin has thanked @POTUS Donald Trump for @CIA🇺🇸 information that helped arrest terrorist who had plotted bomb attacks in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral
➡️ https://t.co/0Mh2w7XEck pic.twitter.com/HsmkD1NAEv
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) December 17, 2017
Russian state news TASS: Putin thanked Trump for CIA information “which helped to trace, detect and arrest a group of terrorists preparing explosions in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, and in other public places of the city.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 17, 2017
3 of the 7 supposed ISIS suspects arrested in St. Petersburg for allegedly planning to blow up the Kazan Cathedral say they’re innocent, and they accuse the cops of framing them.https://t.co/DsdcQa910R
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) December 17, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump to thank him for the CIA information that helped detain 7 Islamic State supporters earlier this week for plotting to blow up Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg: Kremlin pic.twitter.com/8MW9fOiIpw
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) December 18, 2017
According to the CBC in Canada, the FSB arrested several ISIS followers last week after learning of a suicide plot to occur on New Years Eve.