OREANDA-NEWSFormer CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden said that only a few hours after the US authorities sued him for publishing "Permanent Record" memoirs that allegedly violate the non-disclosure agreements that he signed while working in intelligence agencies United States, his book has become the best-selling book in the world.

"A few hours after the United States government sued to stop publishing my new memoir, "Permanent Record", the very book that the US government doesn’t want to let readers know has become the best-selling book in the world", Snowden wrote on Wednesday your Twitter page. He also noted that his work can be bought everywhere, "where good books are sold".

According to the US Department of Justice, the lawsuit against Snowden for publishing "Permanent Record" was filed with the court of the Eastern District of Virginia. It states that Snowden, in accordance with the agreements signed by him earlier, had to submit text for approval to the secret services before publishing the book, but didn't. In addition, the prosecution notes that the former CIA and NSA officer touched on topics related to the work of special services in his public speeches, which also violated non-disclosure agreements. In addition, it's emphasized that the lawsuit is independent and isn't directly related to the charges that were brought to Snowden earlier in connection with the disclosure of classified information.

On Tuesday, Snowden admitted during a teleconference on the occasion of the publication of his memoirs that he had to choose between keeping state secrets and adhering to constitutional principles. According to him, the main conflict was whether to comply with the non-disclosure of classified information when the government violates the constitution.