December 18, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – CIA information helped Russian authorities arrested terrorists who had plotted bomb attacks in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral and in other crowded places after US President Donald Trump passed on the information to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday after a telephone conversation between the two leaders, as reported by FRN yesterday.
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“The Russian president thanked his US counterpart for information shared by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped trace, expose and detain a group of terrorists who had plotted explosions in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral and in other crowded places in that city,” the press service said.
Putin then reassured Trump that he would reciprocate information sharing if Russian security services knew of any leads.
“Russian security services, should they have information about possible terrorist threats to the United States and its citizens, will swiftly and unconditionally share it with the US colleagues via partner channels,” the press service stressed.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.