Report: U.S. Sends Ireland Arrest Warrant For Snowden

The United States has sent the Irish government an arrest warrant for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, according to a report in the Irish Times

“The warrant has been issued as a pre-emptive strike against any effort by Mr Snowden to evade the US authorities by flying from Moscow to Havana on a commercial flight that stops off at Shannon for refuelling,” the paper reported.

Snowden was last known to be in the transit area of the Moscow airport. He reportedly purchased a ticket on a flight from Moscow to Havana last month but was not seen on that plane.