Putin called Trump to thank Central Intelligence Agency for tip on bomb threat

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"Vladimir Putin guaranteed Donald Trump that the Russian knowledge endless supply of data identifying with terrorist dangers against the USA and it nationals, will quickly transmit to its American associates in accomplice channels", the announcement included.

"The Russian president thanked his US counterpart for information shared by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped trace, expose and detain a group of terrorists who had plotted explosions in St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and in other crowded places in that city", the press service said, adding that the conversation was initiated by the Russian side.

The Federal Security Service said Friday that seven individuals from a terror cell had been confined for their association in the plot, and that "a lot of explosives", weapons and "radical writing" were seized.

Putin and his U.S. counterpart have welcomed the prevention of a terror attack as a positive example of bilateral cooperation, the White House statement read.

"Both leaders agreed that this serves as an example of the positive things that can occur when our countries work together", the readout said.

Mr Putin told Mr Trump that Russia's special services would hand over information on terror threats to their USA counterparts, it added. The suspect was later shown confessing that he was told to make homemade bombs filled with shrapnel.

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Mr Putin has said he and President Trump are on first name terms, which is "how relations should be between people like us".

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It is the second phone call between the two leaders since Thursday.

Three other men were arrested in St. Petersburg on December 14.

But diplomatic ties between Washington and Moscow are still fraught, with both expelling some of each other's diplomats in September and the U.S. designation last month of Russia's English-language news channel RT as a "foreign agent".

"The Trump that you see on TV is very different than the real Trump", Putin told reporters at the time.