Biden Discussed Snowden With Ecuador's President

Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa about fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden on the phone, a senior White House official told NBC News on Saturday. “They engaged in a broad conversation on the bilateral relationship. They did discuss Snowden,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor. Rhodes said the U.S. government believes Snowden, 30, is still in Russia and officials there told Reuters that he remains in a transit area at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Snowden, who flew to Russia from Hong Kong on June 23 but has not been seen since his arrival, is believed to be awaiting a decision on his request for asylum from Ecuador. But Ecuadorian officials have said they cannot begin reviewing Snowden's asylum request until he arrives in the country or one of Ecuador's embassies, according to the Associated Press.

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