Kremlin says Russian, U.S. security agencies in talks on Snowden

MOSCOW Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:07am EDT

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB federal security agency and its U.S. counterpart, the FBI, are in talks over the fate of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is stuck at a Moscow airport, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Friday.

Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was not involved in talks over the 30-year-old American, who is wanted by the United States on espionage charges.

(Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya, writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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JamVee wrote:
I hope the Russians do the right thing and find a legal avenue to turn Snowden over to US authorities. And, if they do, I hope we remember it if they ever ask us for a similar accommodation. We are sometimes famous for our “short memories”, when it comes to this sort of thing.

Jul 26, 2013 9:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:
sounds to me like the russians may hand him over. if so that would be a serious blow to them domestically and to the world view of them as a place to seek asylum. the masters of the universe think they can do whatever they want what they don’t realize is the populace is much larger and more dangerous if provoked.

Jul 26, 2013 9:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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