The conversation was cordial and the vice president of the U.S. asked Ecuador to reject the asylum application of the former official of the CIA, Edward Snowden, wanted for the crime of revealing U.S. classified information.
The President, Rafael Correa, said yesterday in his usual nation-wide broadcast, that during the conversation with U.S. Vice President he told him that if Edward Snowden arrives in the country, The United States will be the first to be required for its opinion on The matter before processing the asylum application. “But with absolute sovereignty,” he said.
The president said he explained the position of Ecuador, who thanked the phone call and that he appreciates the U.S. and that the country has not sought this situation, but that they cannot even process the application for asylum, because Mr. Snowden is not on Ecuadorian soil.
Correa also said Snowden unveiled the largest espionage case in history, so the U.S. should give an explanation.