June 30th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
8 years ago

U.S. asks Ecuador to reject any asylum request from Edward Snowden

(CNN) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden asked Ecuador "to please reject" the request for asylum from self-avowed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, according to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Snowden wasn't in Ecuador on Saturday, but if he does arrive there, the country will make a decision based on sovereignty, taking into account U.S. input, Correa said in his weekly broadcast on state TV.


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  1. saywhat

    Sure Equador would toe our line after the likes of rep.menendez (and there are many others like him sans intellect) tried blackmailing them on Trade status.
    "Equador offers to fund Human Rights training in US" news. Thats how the world sees us now.

    June 30, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. saywhat

    The 'shocking' revelation by Der Speigal that NSA also spied upon EU offices in Washington by planting bugs and hacking into computers is certainly going to add to our already plateful of woes.

    June 30, 2013 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Joan

    There must be a lot more behind this whole Snowden incident than the media is willing to investigate. When the Gen. Petraus scandal hit last year his girlfriend and the other woman involved were publicly scrutinized with all of their personal and financial affairs revealed for all to see. Now, however there is a lot of secrecy behind this Snowden guy. Who did he associate with? Who did he support politically? Who might have been behind and supported this whole horrible event?. What is being hidden? Why did he really do it? Who has the courage to answer these question?. It is just like the guy who made that anti-Muslim tape before the election which caused hatred, protests, violence, fires and even deaths all around the world and that just vanished as if he had never existed. The media focussed on Romney's claim that Benghazi was the next big event compared to 911. It does make you wonder who decides what to cover or should I say uncover. Sometimes it seems that one of the biggest threats to democracy might be the politicizing and cherry picking of stories by the media.

    June 30, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  4. don in albuquerque

    It has been decades since the USA could declare the morality high-road on anything.

    June 30, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |