Biden Called Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa About Snowden Case

AP

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.

This post has been updated.

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