CBS News
June 24, 2013

Ecuador’s foreign minister said Monday his country would act not on its interests but on its principles as it considers an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, wanted for revealing classified U.S. secrets.

Speaking to reporters in Hanoi, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he could not comment on Snowden’s location after the U.S. fugitive appeared not to have boarded a flight from Moscow to Cuba on which he was booked.

“I cannot give information with respect to that … we cannot offer specific information about the specific situation of Mr. Snowden at this moment,” he said.

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