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MOSCOW, June 11 (Itar-Tass) - Russia will consider offering a political asylum to CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he makes such a request, the Kommersant daily reported on Tuesday with reference to Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“If we receive such a request, we will consider it,” the newspaper quoted Dmitry Peskov.
Former CIA officer Edward Snowden, who made public US intelligence electronic surveillance documents, has been recently staying in a hotel in Hong Kong, but on Monday, according to the BBC, left the hotel and disappeared.
Earlier, in an interview with The Guardian Snowden expressed concern that he could be abducted by the CIA and said that he was going to ask for asylum in Iceland.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been hiding for a year in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, said that countries of the world should provide asylum to Snowden.
According to Assange, after Snowden’s disclosure very serious and aggressive actions will be taken against him, so other countries should support him.