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Putin Says U.S. Was Alerted to Possible Attacks by Iraq

President Vladimir V. Putin said Friday that Russia gave intelligence reports to the Bush administration suggesting that Saddam Hussein’s government was preparing terrorist attacks in the United States or against American targets overseas. But officials at the State Department expressed surprise, saying they knew of no such information from Russia, Reuters reported. Mr. Putin said Russia’s intelligence services received and passed along the information after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and before the American-led invasion of Iraq began in March 2003. He did not give details of the nature of the intelligence or the type of attacks reportedly being prepared.Full Story

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