In his first public comments since his extradition from Thailand to the United States in November, accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has said he refused a plea bargain with U.S. authorities.
He said he "had nothing to tell about" and "don't know anything they are interested in."
Russian state-owned RIA Novosti news agency published Bout's remarks, which he reportedly sent via a Russian Embassy official in the U.S.
Bout, a former Soviet air force officer, could be imprisoned for life if convicted on U.S. terrorism and arms-trafficking charges.
Bout faces four conspiracy charges over arms dealing since the 1990s to dictators and conflict zones in Africa, South America, and the Middle East.
compiled from agency reports