US: White House confirms Putin called Trump, reveal discussion


The White House on Monday confirmed Russian President Vladimir Putin, called U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, to thank him for information that helped foil a potential holiday terrorist attack on Russia.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, said Putin thanked Trump for information the U.S. provided.

“Trump and Putin committed to continuing their counter-terrorism cooperation during the call,” Gidley said.

He said Putin and Trump also discussed the state of relations between the US and Russia and future efforts to support effective arms control,’’ Gidley said.

Russian state media reported on Sunday that authorities prevented an attack in the city of St Petersburg, following a tip-off from the U.S.

The Interfax news agency quoted the domestic secret service…



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