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U.S. rebuffs Britain's request for extradition of U.S. diplomat's wife

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Friday Britain’s request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat’s wife who was involved in a fatal car crash in Britain “would be highly inappropriate.”

“The use of an extradition treaty to attempt to return the spouse of a former diplomat by force would establish an extraordinarily troubling precedent,” a department spokesman said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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