Kremlin: Putin told of plot to assassinate him during visit to Teheran

October 14, 2007 20:16

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been told of a plot to assassinate him during a visit to Iran this week, a Kremlin spokeswoman said Sunday. The spokeswoman, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, refused further comment. Interfax news agency, citing a source in Russia's special services, said suicide terrorists had been trained to carry out the assassination. Putin is to travel to Teheran on Monday night from Germany after meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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