French FM says 'no reason' to reconsider Snowden asylum request


French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said there is not 'any reason' for France to reconsider its decision in 2013 to deny asylum to former US intelligence agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, in contrast to his justice minister colleague who said she was favourable towards Snowden's comments in an interview from Moscow, where he lives with his wife in exile, that 'we would love' to be given an offer of asylum by President Emmanuel Macron.

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday he saw no reason to reconsider France’s 2013 decision to deny Edward Snowden asylum, days after the former NSA contractor said he would be interested in relocating to France, reports FRANCE 24.