Russia on Friday faced the wrath of the United States after granting asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who was settling into a safe house after over five weeks marooned in a Moscow airport transit zone.
The whereabouts of Snowden, who is wanted by the United States after leaking details of vast US surveillance programmes remained a mystery with his lawyer refusing to disclose the location for security reasons.
The White House said it was "extremely disappointed" by Moscow's decision to grant Snowden asylum, adding that it would now review the need for a planned summit between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin in September.
Nicknamed "the invisible man" by journalists, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor yesterday walked out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport unnoticed and took a taxi to a secret location.
He now has temporary asylum in Russia for a year.
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