Saturday, June 29, 2013

USG Pressure Intensifies: Biden Asks Ecuador’s President to Deny Snowden Asylum

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden had called him to urge the South American country to deny an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, according to reports, says The Hill.

Correa added that no decision would be made on the asylum request unless Snowden was on Ecuadorian territory and said that the admitted leaker would “have to assume his own responsibilities” for his actions, as first reported by WSJ.

Correa disclosed the phone call from Biden during a television interview in Ecuador.

1 comment:

  1. Correa is just publicly playing nice. They will give Snowden asylum because Ecuador believes in freedom.

    We should drag that big statute near Ellis Island down there where it belongs.