US extremely disappointed over Russia's Snowden asylum decision

White House Spokesman Carney said the White House was reevaluating whether a planned fall summit with President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin should still occur.

US extremely disappointed over Russia's Snowden asylum decision

World Bulletin/News Desk

The White House said the United States (US) is extremely disappointed over Russia's decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

White House Spokesman Jay Carney said "We are extremely disappointed that the Russian government would take this step despite our very clear and lawful requests in public and private that Snowden be expelled and returned to the United States."

Carney, stating that Moscow had given the US no advance notice before announcing its decision to grant Snowden asylum for one year, said the White House was reevaluating whether a planned fall summit with President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin should still occur.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ağustos 2013, 09:56
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race_to_the_bottom - 9 yıl Önce

On what basis could Snowden be expelled after he applied for asylum. None. He had committed no crime in Russia and could make a cridible claim for political asylum which was his right under Russian and international law.

Matt
Matt - 9 yıl Önce

This article says "The US is extremely disappointed". That's not true. Factions of the US government are extremely disappointed. The American people as a majority see Snowden as a whistleblower, not a traitor.