Snowden has not yet accepted asylum in Venezuela: WikiLeaks

Reuters News

7/9/2013 2:32:48 PM - Reuters News

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Tuesday after a Russian lawmaker posted a statement to that effect on Twitter and then deleted it.

WikiLeaks, on its own Twitter feed, said that states involved in a decision on an asylum destination for Snowden, who is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport, "will make the announcement if and when the appropriate time comes".

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Michael Roddy)