Adding a confusing element to the case, Whelan, who was born in Canada to British parents, has four passports: U.S., Canadian, British and Irish. Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Russia, including Ambassador Jon Huntsman, visited Whelan shortly after the new year. The Irish consular staff visited Whelan on Thursday. Two other embassies — the British and Canadian — also have made requests to visit Whelan at the Lefortovo jail, where he has been held since his arrest. The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday said the Federal Security Services, the successor agency to the KGB, had postponed a Thursday visitation.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times