No Change to Putin Iran Visit after Reports of Possible Assassination Bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves upon his arrival in Frankfurt/Main 14 October 2007

There is no indication that Russian President Vladimir Putin will change his plan to visit Iran after reports of a possible assassination bid, his spokesman told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

"For the moment we have no information over a change of plan for the president," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Putin was due to arrive in Tehran on Monday evening before attending a summit of Caspian Sea heads of state on Tuesday.

Source: AFP

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