Ecuador Says Decision on Snowden Asylum Could Take Months

Hope that Russian airport is comfy, Ed


For the fifth straight day former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains "in transit" in a Moscow airport, officials there say, whileEcuador announced his political asylum bid could take up to two months to approve.

"If he goes to the [Ecuadorean] embassy, we will make a decision," Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, said yesterday. He acknowledged the parallel with WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in London for over a year.