January 10, 2020 / 10:53 PM / 16 days ago

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

WASHINGTON (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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