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US Demands Access To Former Marine Held On Spying Charges In Moscow

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that the US wants immediate access to a former Marine who was arrested in Russia in December on espionage charges, and that "if the detention is not appropriate we will demand his immediate return," reports AP.

Paul Whelan, who is head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested on Friday. In announcing the arrest three days later, the Russian Federal Security Service said he was caught “during an espionage operation,” but it gave no details.

Whelan, 48, was in Moscow to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother David Whelan said Tuesday.

Pompeo, speaking in Brazil, said the U.S. is “hopeful within the next hours we’ll get consular access to see him and get a chance to learn more.” -AP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sure that Russia will allow access to Whelan ... just as soon as Russia is allowed access to the Skripals!

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