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No need to escalate 'confrontation with Russia' over Snowden: Kerry
June 25, 2013 / 1:16 PM / 4 years ago

No need to escalate 'confrontation with Russia' over Snowden: Kerry

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday there was no need to raise the level of confrontation with Russia over Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor charged with disclosing secret surveillance programs and believed to be in Moscow.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to staff of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow on Sunday. Kerry, speaking at a news conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, added that he hoped Russia would not see its interests in siding with a fugitive from justice.

Reporting By Angus McDowall, Editing by William Maclean

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