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Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the vast extent of US monitoring of Internet communications, has asked for political asylum in Iceland.

His request was submitted by Kristinn Hrafnsson, the WikiLeaks spokesman on the island, however, in the columns of Fréttablaðið, the journalist explains that neither the prime minister or the interior minister have yet to respond.

To pursue his application, Snowden will have to be present on Icelandic territory, explains Fréttablaðið. As it stands, the former CIA employee is still in Hong Kong.