U.S. Denounces Russia for Giving Snowden Asylum, Reconsiders Summit

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Washington, August 2 — The Barack Obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month after Russia granted a year of temporary asylum to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

On Thursday, Snowden left the Moscow airport where he had been sheltering for more than a month while the United States sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing NSA spy programs.

In a statement released by WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden said: “Over the past eight weeks, we have seen the Obama administration show no respect for international or domestic law, but in the end the law is winning.  I thank the Russian Federation for granting me asylum.”  A Russian lawyer for Snowden said he is set to begin a new life in Russia.

Source: RHC


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