Snowden's father says he's willing to fly to Moscow on FBI request
MOSCO (REUTERS) - The father of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that he was willing to agree to a request by the FBI to fly to Moscow to see his son, but he needed to know what the security services wanted.
Mr Lonnie Snowden told state-owned Russian 24 television that the FBI had suggested a "few weeks ago" that he should travel to Moscow to talk to his son, who faces espionage charges in the United States for exposing secret US surveillance programmes.
Edward Snowden, whose exposure of the surveillance raised questions about intrusion into private lives, has been stuck in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since arriving from Hong Kong more than a month ago.
His father has had no direct contact with him.