Russian and US security agencies `in talks` over Snowden`s future

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 13:32

London: While the US Attorney General seeks to assure Moscow that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden would not face death penalty in America, the American FBI and Russian FSB security services are also in talks over the fugitive`s future, according to the Russian president`s spokesman.

According to BBC, it was not specified what the nature of the talks between the agencies was but it was said that President Vladimir Putin had expressed a strong determination not to allow the case to interfere with US-Russian relations.

The report said that Dmitry Peskov had repeated Russia`s position that it would not hand anyone over, with Snowden being stuck in transit at a Moscow airport for the past month, as he has no valid travel documents.

Washington wants Snowden extradited for leaking details of surveillance programmes, the report added.


First Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 13:31

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