Putin's visit to Iran 'uncertain' : Kremlin

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Moscow, Oct 15 (UNI) Russian president Putin's scheduled visit to Iran is still reeling under uncertainty, the Kremlin Press Service said today.

Putin was to arrive in Tehran today evening for his planned working visit scheduled for October 15-16. The Kremlin press service however, refused to comment to Itar-Tass news agency on an earlier declared schedule of Putin's visit to Iran.

Yesterday, the Interfax news agency reported quoting sources in the Russian special services that suicide bombers were plotting Putin's assassination in Tehran.

During his visit, Putin is due to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and attend the second Caspian summit of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

If the trip undergoes, Putin would be the first Russian leader to visit Tehran after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin attended the famous Tehran conference with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt in 1943.

The Kremlin's press service also refused to comment on yesterday's media reports claiming plans for Putin's assassination.

Earlier today a source in the Russian delegation told Interfax news agency that there were no changes in plans for Putin's visit to Iran so far.

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