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Russia will not hand over Snowden to U.S.: Kremlin

Posted By admin On July 26, 2013 @ 10:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Xinhua [1]
July 26, 2013

Russia would not hand over fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden to his home country, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

“We have never surrendered anyone and we will never do so in the future,” he said.

Peskov also said Russian President Vladimir Putin had not discussed the issue with the U.S. side, leaving it to the Russian Federal Security Service and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to resolve.

“Snowden hasn’t asked for anything where the head of state needs to intervene,” Peskov told reporters.

Meanwhile, he said the issue would not harm Russia-U.S. relations.

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[1] Xinhua: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/26/c_132577748.htm

[2] Snowden requested asylum in Moscow, but withdrew it when asked to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-requested-asylum-in-moscow-but-withdrew-it-when-asked-to-cease-anti-us-activity-kremlin.html

[3] US-Russia Relations Bigger Than Snowden Affair Says Putin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-russia-relations-bigger-than-snowden-affair-says-putin.html

[4] Russia Denies Snowden Has Applied For Political Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-snowden-has-applied-for-political-asylum.html

[5] Obama speaks direct to Putin about Edward Snowden as whistleblower seeks temporary asylum in Russia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-speaks-direct-to-putin-about-edward-snowden-as-whistleblower-seeks-temporary-asylum-in-russia.html

[6] Snowden may be granted entry to Russia Wednesday: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-may-be-granted-entry-to-russia-wednesday.html

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