- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Edward Snowden couldn’t abide the terms of Russia’s conditions for asylum and has abandoned his request, a spokesman for the Kremlin said Tuesday.

The condition: He would have to quit leaking U.S. intelligence, Agence France-Presse reported.

“He abandoned his intention and his request to receive the chance of staying in Russia,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said, AFP reported.


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Mr. Snowden, who fled the United States for Hong Kong after leaking National Security Agency information and who is now seeking a new home, applied for asylum in Russia on Sunday.