Ecuador considering Snowden’s request for refuge.
The USA has warned countries in the Western Hemisphere that PRISM leaker Edward Snowden may travel to their countries or take asylum and urged them not to allow the ex-spy agency contractor proceed in further international travel, unless it is to the USA.
Defying American pressure, Hong Kong transferred Snowden to Moscow despite requests from the US government that he be arrested there at the Chinese territory.
The White House has ureged the Russian government to send Snowden back to the USA, while it also lodged tough objections to Hong Kong and China over their decision to let Snowden flee.
National Security Council spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said: "We expect the Russian Government to look at all options available to expel Mr Snowden back to the US to face justice for the crimes with which he is charged."
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper reported of Snowden revealing new details about the USA surveillance activities, including accusations of hacking of Chinese mobile phone firms and targeting China’s Tsinghua University.
Earlier, the Obama administration claimed that the USA is a victim of Chinese government computer hacking.