Yesterday the U.S. president, Barack Obama, tried to calm the international scandal caused by the former official of the CIA, Edward Snowden, who revealed that the U.S. spies calls and emails to millions of people inside and outside the country. The U.S. leader said in Senegal, where he began a tour of Africa, that the damage to the national security of the United States was done and now they must work to ensure that it does not happen again.
Obama said that the legal channels should suffice to handle the request of Washington so that Snowden be returned home. He added that he did not discuss the matter with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
“We have a lot of business with China and Russia and I will not make a case of a suspect who we are trying to extradite and reach a point where you have to start doing dealing and trading in a number of other issues,” said.