Snowden promises Germany cooperation

US fugitive Edward Snowden has praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel and has promised his cooperation in authenticating leaked documents.

Snowden promises Germany cooperation

World Bulletin / News Desk

Edward Snowden has told the German government in a letter he believes support from around the world will persuade Washington to stop what he called "harmful behavior" in trying to prevent him from revealing secret surveillance by the U.S. government.

"Speaking the truth is not a crime," read the letter from the former U.S. spy agency contractor, who has taken refuge in Russia. He gave the letter to German lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele, who presented it to the media in Berlin on Friday.

"I am confident that with the support of the international community, the government of the United States will abandon this harmful behavior," wrote Snowden in the letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German parliament and federal prosecutors.

He also expressed his wish to visit Germany once the situation is ‘resolved’ and promised his cooperation ‘in the responsible finding of fact regarding reports in the media, particularly in the regard of the truth and authenticity of documents.’

Last Mod: 01 Kasım 2013, 16:55
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