Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, regarding Russia’s asylum offer provided to former intelligence agent Edward Snowden.
The details of the conversation were not revealed, but U.S. officials have criticized the Russian asylum offer, which had a condition to Snowden which was not to cause further damage to U.S. interests, which they considered a platform to grant the asylum.
The call came after the news that Snowden, wanted by the United States for espionage, requested temporary refuge in Russia, to later travel to Latin America. Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela offered him asylum.
Snowden has spent nearly three weeks stranded in the transit area of an airport in Moscow and the first country he asked for assylum was Ecuador.