facebook
twitter
search
search

Russia irked by Basayev interview

July 29, 2005 at 2:22 PM

MOSCOW, July 29 (UPI) -- An ABC television interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev has angered Russia which has put a $10 million reward on his head.

The Russian foreign ministry summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to express its "strong indignation" over the show, the BBC reported.

In the interview, the warlord, who had claimed the 2004 raid on a school in Beslan in which 320 people died, admitted he was a terrorist. He also made a similar accusation against the Russians and warned of further Beslan-type attacks, the report said.

The interview with Shamil Basayev -- recorded at his hideout in Chechnya -- was aired on ABC's "Nightline" Thursday.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Pilot in Taiwan plane crash shut down wrong engine, black boxes show
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
Law enforcement gives 'all clear' after U.S. Navy Yard lockdown
Hess completes Bakken joint venture
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought