- The Washington Times - Friday, January 24, 2014

Edward Snowden doesn’t have to return to the United States unless he wants to, the head of the foreign affairs committee for Russia said Friday.

Alexy Pushkov said in a statement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that Mr. Snowden has been granted an extension of his asylum and will stay in Russia unless he decides he wants to return to America, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, Mr. Snowden has indicated in a recent online chat that he would like to return to the United States, but under current whistle-blower protection laws, that scenario was not possible.