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Putin confirms he'll go to Iran
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 15 - 10 - 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Monday that he would travel to Tehran for a key
visit to Iran.
Putin told reporters in Germany during a news conference
with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his trip _ the
first by a Russian president to Iran _ would go ahead as
scheduled.
«Of course I am going to Iran,» Putin said. «If I
always listened to all the various threats and the
recommendations of the special services I would never leave
home.»
Earlier Monday, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in
Tehran that he could not confirm that Putin would arrive in
the Iranian capital late Monday as scheduled.
Russia's Interfax news agency, citing a source in Russia's
special services, said Sunday that suicide terrorists had
been trained to carry out the assassination in Iran. The
Kremlin said Putin was informed about this threat.
Putin said in Germany that the trip to Iran had been
planned a long in advance and he would hold talks with
Iranian leaders regarding Tehran's nuclear program, although he stressed the original purpose of the trip was to discuss issues affecting states bordering on the Caspian Sea.
During his visit to Iran, Putin is to meet with President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and attend Tuesday's summit of Caspian
Sea nations. He is the first Kremlin leader to travel to
Iran since Josef Stalin attended the 1943 wartime summit
with Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini
dismissed reports about the assassination plot as
disinformation spread by adversaries hoping to spoil
Russian-Iranian relations. «Such kinds of false news won't
have any impact on the plans that we have for (Putin's)
visit,» Hosseini told a press conference Monday.
Meanwhile, Iranian media also emphasized the importance of Putin's trip. Iran's state television said the visit would «show
Russia's independence from the United States


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