NSA Leaker Snowden's Hanging Out In International Lounge Of Moscow Airport

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NSA Leaker Snowden's Hanging Out In International Lounge Of Moscow Airport

  • 06/27/2013 12:01 PM EDT U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected a U.S. request to extradite the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying that he isn't technically in Russia, but rather in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, which is on the other side of customs. 

Putin addressed extradition at a news conference in Finland saying Russia can "only send back some foreign nationals to the countries with which we have the relevant international agreements on extradition. With the United States we have no such agreement."