Edward Snowden

Washington Issues Warning To Caracas Over Possible Snowden Asylum

Says Venezuela could be banned from NATO airspace and have gas sales halted if the NSA whistleblower finds refuge there


WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) — Washington is reported to have warned Caracas it would be barred from entering any NATO airspace if it flies U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden to Venezuela.

Secretary of State John Kerry, who Spanish newspaper ABC said made the warning to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, also said Washington would halt all sales of vital gasoline and other refined-oil products to Venezuela if Snowden gets refuge in that country, the newspaper said.