Britain threatens to storm Ecuador embassy to get Assange




 
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Britain threatens to storm Ecuador embassy to get Assange
 
August 16th, 2012  
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Britain threatens to storm Ecuador embassy to get Assange
QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - The diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escalated on Wednesday after Britain threatened to raid Ecuador's embassy in London if Quito did not hand over Assange, who has been taking refuge there for two months. The Ecuadorean government said such an action would be considered a "hostile and intolerable act" as well as a violation of its sovereignty. "Under British law we can give them a week's notice before entering the premises and the embassy will no longer have diplomatic protection," a Foreign Office spokesman said. ...




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