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Snowden situation not discussed at meeting with Kerry - Lavrov

July 02, 2013, 10:49 UTC+3
Russian Foreign Minister denied reports about talking with U.S. Secretary of State about the Snowden issue
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation over former CIA agent Edward Snowden was not discussed at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Snowden was not discussed. The president said all. They understand everything,” Lavrov explained.

Earlier on Tuesday WikiLeaks has reported that former CIA employee Edward Snowden has sent applications for political asylum to authorities of more than 20 countries.

Applications for political asylum were sent to a number of countries, including Russia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, India, Ireland, Spain, Italy, China, Cuba, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Finland, France and Switzerland, WikiLeaks said.

To some countries, in particular Iceland and Ecuador, applications were sent more than once.


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