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US to 'seek cooperation' with countries that Snowden is travelling to

Published on Jun 23, 2013 9:23 PM
An airport security guard walks past a sign at the departure hall of Hong Kong Airport on June 23, 2013. The United States has been told by Hong Kong that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for a third country and will seek cooperation with countries Snowden may try to go to, a Justice Department official said on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States Justice Department said on Sunday that it will seek the cooperation of law enforcement authorities in countries where former National Security Agency computer technician Edward Snowden may travel.

Justice Department spokesman Nanda Chitre said Snowden had left Hong Kong “for a third country” despite a US extradition request.

“We will continue to discuss this matter with Hong Kong and pursue relevant law enforcement cooperation with other countries where Mr. Snowden may be attempting to travel,” Ms Chitre said.

Snowden arrived in Moscow on Sunday en route to an undisclosed destination.

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