Skip to comments.Kremlin: Snowden Has Given Up on Plan to Stay in Russia
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:46:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
(CNN) -- Edward Snowden has abandoned his effort to seek asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin warned that he would have to stop leaking information about U.S. surveillance programs if he wanted to stay, a Russian official said Tuesday.
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Below is a list of countries’ comments on Snowden’s asylum requests:
Austria: His request is not valid, because applicants must be in Austria and submit their applications in person.
Bolivia: No response yet.
Brazil: No response yet.
China: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday it had no information to offer on Snowden’s case.
Cuba: No response yet.
Ecuador: The South American country has said that it’s considering Snowden’s request but that he needs to reach its territory.
Finland: No response yet.
France: No response yet.
Germany: No response yet.
Iceland: Officials have said asylum seekers need to be in Icelandic territory in order to apply.
India: Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said Tuesday that India will deny the request.
Ireland: No response yet.
Italy: No response yet.
The Netherlands: No response yet.
Nicaragua: No response yet.
Norway: The country confirms the receipt of his request, but usually, asylum seekers must be in the country already to be allowed to apply. The Ministry of Justice is considering whether or not to process his application.
Poland: Snowden’s request for asylum doesn’t fulfill requirements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Russia: Snowden has withdrawn his request for permission to stay in Russia, Kremlin spokesman Peskov said Tuesday, according to the news agency RIA Novosti.
Spain: The country is not reviewing Snowden’s request because it must be made from within or on its borders, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
Switzerland: No response yet.
Venezuela: “We haven’t been asked for help, but when he asks, he will have an answer,” President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.
Why is it that Vladimir Putin seems to care more about America than Barack Obama?
Putin doesn’t want the information leaked publicly - he wants it leaked to Russia privately! That’s probably the deal he is making to Snowden. He’ll appear reasonable to the rest of the world but trust me, if Snowden goes there, Russia will have 100% of the information all to themselves and once Snowden is drained of information and fully debriefed, he’ll become useless and will become the victim of some unfortunate accident.
I guess this dumb schnook and his ignorant boss in the WH haven't heard the latest (cackle).
Snowden seeks asylum in corrupt Ecuador---b/c he knows sap-happy Ohaha wont queer that deal. Ecuadorians are Third World latinos---O needs them to stay in power another 10-20 years.
(Wiki leaker Julian Assange is staying at Ecuador's embassy in Britain---his group is financing fellow-leaker Snowden)
BTW, the US has no diplos in Ecuador---they threw out the one we had b/c our diplo squealed on their corruption and heroin drug-running.....but Ecuador still gets some $35 million foreign aid from the US........PLUS.
How much do Ecuadorians living here illegally send back to the corrupt federales? And how did Ecuador influence the "reform bill" to solidify THEIR interests.
For example---The corrupt Dominican Republic depends on the BILLION US tax dollars PER YEAR its illegal populations in the US send back home to the poverty-stricken Third World hellhole.
The stranglehold corrupt Third Worlds have on the US was never more apparent.
Snowden's making Obama and Holden look like the idiots they are.....Eddie is globe-trotting, using US secrets as trading cards.....and O/Holder can't seem to do a dam thing about it.
Because he sees the world more clearly than and recognizes the necessity of closer ties with the US moving forward.
Because Putin is a Russian Nationalist and Obozo is a TRAITOR with a conjured past. And his loyalties are to foreign masters.
Snowden is a lamb sitting down with a wolf and a bear to decide what’s for lunch. Two of them have already decided. The bear is especially hungry.
Exactly. US government politician's, bureaucrat's and employee crimes against US citizens and the Constitution are so numerous and disturbing that public knowledge would seriously damage the US government for decades, if not permanently.
This information is a huge source of leverage for anyone negotiating with the US government for anything, especially foreign nations. US government officials can be blackmailed into giving up most anything.
Putin is acting in Russian interests, not American, but that's his job.
I wonder if Japan would accept him?
Same reason Julian Assange is not too popular with Putin or our other rivals. Stolen high-level US intelligence also contains embarrassing revelations about THEM!
Putin doesn’t want any more CIA wrecker sabotage of his space program.
I wonder if Japan would accept him?
He would be “Big in Japan!”
LOL. Been a while since I heard that name, hehe.
Putin and obamas interests are the same in this case. Putin wants to keep the issue alive as it is embaressing to the US. obama wants to keep it alive because it is a distraction from the reality that we are living in a police state.
This clown is reminding me more all the time of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Exactly! (I do, however, have a sense that Putin cares about America more than Obama does - but not because of this story). As you said, it's his job. Even if it were Israel or some other friendly nation to the US I think they would expect the same from the guy.
bttt and probably time to update