Putin: Trump's call saved Russian Federation from deadly terror attacks this weekend

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked by telephone on Sunday after ISIS-roused terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were defeated by Russia's Federal Security Service utilizing knowledge gave by the Central Intelligence Agency.

According to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin thanked Trump for the CIA's information on the attacks, which were to take place on Saturday at the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg and other areas of the Russian city.

Nonetheless, "President Trump appreciated the call and told President Putin that he and the entire United States intelligence community were pleased to have helped save so many lives", the White House said.

Russia's security service said in a statement Friday it had arrested two men around December 13 and 14 who it said were in possession of a large quantity of weapons and explosives.

The White House said the foiled attack could have killed "large numbers of people". The suspect was later shown confessing that he was told to make homemade bombs filled with shrapnel.

In a phone call on Thursday, Trump and Putin discussed the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme, and the U.S. leader took the unusual step of thanking his Russian opposite number for hailing the American economy. On Thursday, the White House said Trump and the Russian president had discussed ways to work together in addressing North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Relations between Russian Federation and the USA remain tense.

United States insight offices have beforehand inferred that Russian Federation endeavored to interfere in the 2016 presidential race with an end goal to enable Trump to get chose.

The statement also noted that the Russian president even extended his gratitude to CIA chief Mike Pompeo, which Trump promptly passed on to the agency.

Sunday's call was the second amongst Trump and Putin in three days. "There is every reason to believe that we will be able to at least partially re-establish the level of cooperation that we need".

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