Following recent press articles, Steven Seagal is outraged and disappointed that he has been misquoted in some Newspaper reports, Mr Seagal has issued the following statement:

“I have never said that President Putin was the ‘World’s Greatest Leader’, what I DID say was that President Putin was ONE of the World’s Great Leaders.

I have also never said that I intend to give up my American Citizenship. I love my country and I am a staunchly proud US Citizen, the suggestion that I would even consider leaving my beloved United States, for me. is personally very offensive.

I have served as a US Police officer for 25 years and put my life at risk on numerous occasions for my country, I hope that I can continue to do so for the next 25 years.

Any discussions I have had with the Russian President have been as a personal friend of mine and for the primary purpose of helping to create a situation where the US and Russia can become better friends and better allies.”
Steven Seagal

March 2014