Ecuador Asks US About Asylum for Snowden

As Edward Snowden is assumed to be somewhere in the Moscow airport, Ecuador asked the US for reasons why it should not grant him asylum. 

“The government of Ecuador has requested that the U.S. submit its position regarding this applicant in writing so that it can be taken into consideration as part of our thorough review process.”

Efrain Baus, the deputy chief of mission at Ecuador’s embassy in Washington said Snowden’s request will be “reviewed responsibly.”

According to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, Snowden was traveling under a “a refugee document of passage.”