Sunday, October 14, 2007

Iranian assassins plot to kill Pooty-poot?

Iran denies threat exists; blames George Bush and the Great Satan. (well, not in so many words but you can read between the lines.) Pooty-poot to be the first Kremlin biggie to visit Iran since Josef Stalin...

Russian special services have been warned of a plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin when he visits Iran on Tuesday, Interfax news agency said on Sunday.

Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed the report as totally baseless and intended to undermine Russian-Iranian relations.

Interfax said Russian security services had been told that suicide bombers and kidnappers were training to kill or capture Putin during this week's historic visit, which will be watched closely in Washington and other Western capitals.

"A reliable source in one of the Russian special services, has received information from several sources outside Russia, that during the president of Russia's visit to Tehran an assassination attempt is being plotted," the report said.

"A number of groups of suicide bombers are preparing for this aim."