Russian President thanks, US counterpart, for CIA tip on terror attack!
Posted December 18, 2017, 5:49 pm at 17:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on his counterpart Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that helped foil a major terror attack in St. Petersburg, the White House said on Monday.
If not for the information provided by the US, Russian authorities would not able to capture the terrorists plotting an attack that could have killed large numbers of people, the White House said in a readout of Sunday’s call.
There was a similar readout by the Kremlin which said the information given by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) played a crucial role which allowed Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) to arrest the accused plotting a suicide bombing in the city’s crowded areas.
“Trump respected the call from Putin and told him the entire US intelligence community were pleased to have helped save so many lives,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Trump stressed the prominence of intelligence sharing to overthrow the terrorists. It is understood, that the two leaders agreed that this serves as an example of the positive thing that can occur when the nations work together. Putin also thanked CIA and its director Mike Pompeo. “Trump called Director Pompeo to commend him, his very talented people, and the entire intelligence community on a job well done!” the White House said.