Suicide bombers would attempt to kill Mr Putin in Tehran

#1
Interesting rumours I should say.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7044268.stm

The Interfax news agency cited sources in the Russian special services saying a gang of suicide bombers would attempt to kill Mr Putin in Tehran.

Iran's foreign ministry dismissed the reports as "completely baseless".

During his visit, Mr Putin is due to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and attend a summit of Caspian Sea nations.

He will be the first Russian president to travel to Iran since Joseph Stalin attended a summit of the Allied Powers in 1943.
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Russian officials have said several plots to assassinate Mr Putin on foreign trips have been uncovered since he became president in December 1999.

Shortly after his election, Ukrainian security services said they had foiled an attempt to kill Mr Putin at an informal summit of former Soviet republics in Yalta.

In 2003, police in London said they had arrested two men in connection with another plot to assassinate him.
There are some questions in this context.

Are foreign secret services able to kill (no doubt heavily guarded) statesman in Iran?

What country (or organisation) is interested in the death of mr.Putin?
 
#2
Meh I'll bite - Could this be American disinformation designed to sour relations between Iran and Russia?

The Caspian is a vital region - the basin countries are fighting over resources namely oil and pipelines!

and I'll admit my tinfoil is from waitrose!
 
#3
More than rumours mate.

Could tell you... but it'd cost ya ;)

[Standard disclaimer - NOT on NATO op sheets]
 
#4
Think I'll keep stum m8. Already had one tete-a-tete with two Spooks at George Bush Airport 3 years ago [no-joke!], nods, smiles and background prestige worked then... would it work now? Hmmm...?

What's your risk assess at; if Putin did go down?
 
#8
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
 

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#9
Just to refer to a couple of previous threads regarding Putin, and thus why he may be considered a valid target for bumping off in the ME.

If anyone remembers the 'village people' pin-up pictures posted around the world (and on this forum), and the general anti-gay philosophy of Islam/ME (not that I hold with such gender-choice-oppression you understand), it might just be that Muslims think he is a gayer (can I say that?) and would therefore wish to bump (I didn't say bum, oh, bugger, I did, oops, and I said 'bugger'; bugger), and therefore potentially newsworthy as a 'RESULT!' target to remind anyone that gaying is considered unislamic, and is subject to the death penalty.

Just a thought, well, that and Chechnya maybe.
 
#10
rickshaw-major said:
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
Yes, some Chechens dream to stub or blow up Vlad. However, mr.Putin has too many enemies.
 
#12
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
Yes, some Chechens dream to stub or blow up Vlad. However, mr.Putin has too many enemies.
Sergey - which organisation provides the bodyguards - FSB?
 
#13
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
Yes, some Chechens dream to stub or blow up Vlad. However, mr.Putin has too many enemies.
Sergey - which organisation provides the bodyguards - FSB?
There exists a separate service - FSO (Federal Service of Guarding). A head of FSO is appointed by the president. Not only a president but official residencies, Duma (the parliament), governmental buildings, ministers and other high ranked officials need guarding.
 
#14
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
Yes, some Chechens dream to stub or blow up Vlad. However, mr.Putin has too many enemies.
Sergey - which organisation provides the bodyguards - FSB?
There exists a separate service - FSO (Federal Service of Guarding). A head of FSO is appointed by the president. Not only a president but official residencies, Duma (the parliament), governmental buildings, ministers and other high ranked officials need guarding.
Thanks Sergey!
 
#15
I'd suspect some hardliners from the glory days of the Islamic Revoulation (Did I spell that right?) in a state of unhappy campers at the presence of the leader of the Lesser Satan on holy soil. Don't forget, the USSR was loathed by the Iranian leadership for it's state of ungodlyness, it's presence just over the border and it's support of the former big man in Iraq.
 
#18
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
Justa question Sergey - who actually provides the Bodyguards for Vlad?

And as a guesstimate I would imagine some Chechens would like to get up close and personal with said Vlad.
Yes, some Chechens dream to stub or blow up Vlad. However, mr.Putin has too many enemies.
Sergey - which organisation provides the bodyguards - FSB?
If he's got any sense he'll get Blackwater on the job. Any brown people that get within a hundred meters will be delt with in their normal way.
 
#19
At the moment, the Iranians have got far too much riding on Putin to let the loopier ends of their already-quite-loopy spectrum get anywhere near him.
 
#20
Rumpelstiltskin said:
At the moment, the Iranians have got far too much riding on Putin to let the loopier ends of their already-quite-loopy spectrum get anywhere near him.
Loopy, the Iranians?, some of the finest minds that the 14th century has produced I'll have you know.
 

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