BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out diplomatic "wheeling and dealing" in attempts to extradite US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. He was speaking at a news conference in Senegal at the start of his African tour.
Obama said the case would be handled through routine legal channels. The president indicated that he did not want to ruin ties with Moscow and Beijing over Snowden. He said the US relationships with Russia and China were broad and ranged over many issues. Obama said he had not called Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Snowden case.