In an unprecedented move, US President Barack Obama has reportedly extended former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Secret Service Protection.

According to Huffington Post, Obama has extended Cheney’s Secret Service protection before time runs out for the special safety measures meant to protect the former vice president.

The move comes in the wake of last week’s measure in which security authorities in Dallas, Texas decided to cut back on former President George W. Bush’s protection amid increasing costs.

Cheney remains one of the most controversial veeps in US history due to his alleged role in the execution of the so-called “Bush doctrine”.

He is said to commute between Virginia and Maryland where he is working on an autobiography.

Former U.S. vice presidents generally receive Secret Service protection for no more than six months after the end of their terms.

Press TV (Iran)