Putin Thanks Trump for CIA Tip-Off to Russia to Prevent Church Terrorist Attack

Putin Thanks Trump for CIA Tip-Off to Russia to Prevent Church Terrorist Attack
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, January 15, 2016 and President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City on May 17, 2016. (REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool/Lucas Jackson)
Jack Phillips

Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for information that allowed Russia to prevent a terrorist attack at a church, it was reported.

The CIA provided information to Russian law-enforcement agencies to prevent a planned attack at the Kazansky Cathedral in Russia’s city of St. Petersburg, Reuters reported, citing the Interfax news agency.

Russian officials were able to arrest the plotters of the attack.

According to state-run media, the Russian Federal Security Service arrested members of a cell tied to the ISIS terrorist group. They had plans to attack other sites in Russia.

Putin also said that he would alert U.S. authorities if Russia got any information about an attack that’s being planned in the United States, Reuters reported.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday that Trump spoke with Putin, The Associated Press reported.

The White House stated that Trump also spoke with Putin last Thursday about how the two countries can work together to resolve North Korea’s nuclear program, Politico reported.

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Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5