Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had contacted him Friday to discuss the Edward Snowden case, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Speaking on his regular Saturday television broadcast, Correa said that Biden had asked him to reject a request for asylum in Ecuador from Snowden, who is wanted on espionage charges.
According to the Journal, Correa said that no decision will be made regarding the asylum request unless Snowden is on Ecuadorian territory, and if that happens, he would consider the U.S. government’s request.
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