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  • 7/27/2011

Uzbek man tried to kill Obama: US

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An Uzbek national has been indicted in the United States on charges of threatening the life of US President Barack Obama and illegal possession of weapons.

According to AFP, a federal grand jury in Birmingham in the US state of Alabama charged Ulugbek Kodirov on Tuesday on charges of threatening to kill Obama on four occasions from July 9 to 13, and possessing grenades and a firearm.

Kodirov, 21, was arrested July 13 at a motel in Leeds, Alabama, after buying an M15 machine gun from a US undercover agent.

The US Department of Justice announced in a statement: "Kodirov faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison on each count of threatening the president and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on each of the weapons counts."

The Uzbek national entered the US in June 2009 on a student visa, but it was revoked in April 2010 since he was not enrolled in school.

Source: irib.ir

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