Edward Snowden

Russia Won't Pressure Snowden To Leave

Government will continue to extend asylum

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(CNN) — Edward Snowden says the time isn't right to return to the United States, and his current host, Russia, on Friday signaled it will not pressure him.

Russia will continue to extend asylum to the intelligence leaker and won't send him back home, said Alexy Pushkov, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Duma, Russia's lower house.

Pushkov's remarks came at a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday.