Transcript for Edward Snowden Tries to Make Deal With Russia
You did -- spy Edward Snowden has finally decided on a new home not far from the Moscow airport where he's currently -- snowed in and now says he wants asylum -- -- ad will agree to stop stealing American secrets. If he's allowed to stay but considering all the new pressure from the White House that's a pretty big if ABC's -- Good morning after nearly three weeks hiding here at the Moscow airport Edwards -- has finally surfaced. But what he's asking for threatens to US Russia relations. News. -- okay. -- -- That is the first we've seen and heard directly from Edwards noted since -- -- some of America's most sensitive intelligence secrets I don't. We know we're. The search -- -- -- your campaign. At a mysterious meeting with human rights activists in the Moscow airport on Friday noted announced he'll seek asylum in Russia. Why Russia he doesn't think he has safe passage to asylum offers in Latin America. There are no direct flight from Moscow to Venezuela Bolivia or Nicaragua. And the United States is urging countries along its route to turn -- -- over. -- not seeing -- in -- -- to be some kind of position and that's what makes him awesome god. -- -- -- -- has been stuck at the airport for nearly three weeks. Something he joked about when he was interrupted by one of the airports frequent announcements. It's. Russian president Vladimir Putin has previously said -- -- -- can stay but only on one condition. That he stop harming the United States the White House is warning Russia not to harbor Snowden mr. Snowden is not a human rights activists or does it. He is accused of leaking classified information President Obama himself -- this loaded situation with President Putin in a phone call Friday night the two leaders will hold a summit in Moscow we just six weeks. US officials have signaled that it snowed in is still here Obama may not come there's no saying how much longer -- -- remain stuck here at the airport but he's made two things clear. He can't stay forever and that the -- is in Vladimir Putin's court. -- and Paula. -- -- thank you.
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