Pompeo Says US May “Demand Immediate Return” of Detained American in Russia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

(From NBC News)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the U.S. hopes to gain access soon to a former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges and that “if the detention is not appropriate we will demand his immediate return.”

Paul Whelan, who is head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested on Friday.

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