Monday, October 15, 2007
Putin Told of 'Assassination Bid'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been warned of a plot to assassinate him during a visit to Iran this week, according to Kremlin officials. The Interfax news agency cited sources in the Russian special services saying a gang of suicide bombers would attempt to kill Mr. Putin in Tehran. Iran's foreign ministry dismissed the reports as "completely baseless". A Kremlin spokesman told Reuters there were no plans to cancel the trip to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.