Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected US Embassy alert on an imminent attack – Times of India

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed warnings of a terrorist threat days before the deadliest attack in Moscow in more than two decades.
On Tuesday at a meeting with senior Federal Security Service officers, Putin hit out at “frankly, provocative statements” by Western officials earlier this month warning of a possible imminent terrorist attack in the city.”All this resembles outright blackmail and the intention to intimidate and destabilize our society,” the president told Russia’s main internal security service, known as the FSB.
The US Embassy in Moscow had issued a public warning on March 7 that “extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, to include concerts.” While the US didn’t say specifically that the warning was related to the attack, National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement late Friday that “the US government had information about a planned terrorist attack in Moscow.” “The US government also shared this information with Russian authorities in accordance with its longstanding ‘duty to warn’ policy.”
The FSB said earlier this month it prevented an attack on a Moscow synagogue by what it called an Afghan branch of Islamic State, Interfax reported.

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