For the recent participation of Russia and Ecuador in the case of the CIA former analyst, Edward Snowden, several U.S. senators demanded a serious response by their involvement.
“We should address the issue realistically, not a return to the Cold War (…) with an autocratic leader like Vladimir Putin,” said yesterday the Republican Senator. John McCain for Fox News, adding that the lack of cooperation from Putin is “a slap in the face of the United States.”
While Democrat Charles Schumer of New York, said in the same network “should pay a price, be it economic, diplomatic, geopolitical. They are always digging a finger into our eye,” and also urged to suspend aid and trade preferences with Ecuador.
The Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said on Saturday he received a call from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, asking him to reject the asylum application. On Sunday, during an interview with AP he noted that “at least (Snowden) the asylum deserves to be considered very seriously. While it may have broken U.S. laws, I am very respectful of another country and its laws and believe that someone who breaks the law has to take responsibility, but we also believe in human rights and due process and the legitimacy of the action.”