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Putin says he warned US that Hussein plotted attack

US officials voice surprise at words of Russian leader

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / June 19, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said yesterday that his government had warned Washington that Saddam Hussein was preparing attacks on US soil and on American interests abroad before the US invasion of Iraq. But US officials expressed surprise at Putin's remarks. (Full Article: 786 Words)

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