Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Russia to “uphold rule of law” and aid the U.S. in its mission to apprehend Edward Snowden, the former defense contractor wanted on espionage charges.
“Our country is doing everything that’s possible,” Kerry told CBS News. “We have a coordinated effort between the State Department and Justice Department, the FBI, the White House in an effort to try to persuade our Russians colleagues that this is important. Important to the U.S., important to them, in terms of upholding rule of law. We have returned 7 prisoners to them in the last two years that they requested. I think it’s very important to them to adhere to the rule of law and respect the relationship.”
Watch the interview below, courtesy of CBS News:
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