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BOGOTA, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patino personally oversees issues of political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a spokesman for the Ecuadorian foreign ministry told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The ministry however refused to comment on the situation around Snowden, said the issues “is within sole competence of the minister.” The ministry spokesman said that no news on the matter are likely to be released until the minister returns from his Asian tour on June 30.
Snowden, 30, was a technical specialist working at the CIA. Recently he made public information about two top secret programs of the U.S. National Security Agency that tapped telephone calls and various kinds of communication through the Internet in the United States. Snowden worked at one of major American consulting companies in Hawaii. He worked for the National Security Agency there. Snowden escaped to Hong Kong, from where he flew to Moscow on Sunday. Snowden asked Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to grant his political asylum.