“The legal conditions do not exist” to accept Snowden’s claim, Bonino said.
Snowden “requested political asylum from 21 countries,” the foreign minister said, quoted in La Repubblica. “Two days ago a fax was received at the embassy in Moscow. It is normally expected that the application be presented at the border or on the soil” of a country, she added.
Snowden remains in a Moscow airport while he awaits a response on his numerous claims for political asylum. He has been charged with espionage by the US government after leaking secret documents.