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Ecuador Mulling Snowden's Request for Asylum

June 24, 2013

Ecuador is considering an application for asylum from fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Monday in Hanoi.

"We will take the decision at the right moment," Patino said through a translator. "We are considering the arguments and will take the decisions but based on our constitution and international policies and our sovereignty."

Patino said he was in contact with the Russian government but could not comment on Snowden's current whereabouts.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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