Ecuador says it would be political ‘suicide’ for U.K. to storm embassy to arrest Julian Assange
Posted by satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 21, 2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s battle to stay in Britain has infuriated multiple countries including Sweden, who says he’s belittled one of the world’s most respected justice systems and Ecuador, who says the U.K. is risking “suicide” if it storms its London embassy to arrest Assange.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa warns that entering his country’s embassy would leave British embassies open to the same violation of diplomatic protocol across the world.
Correa has not backed down in a war of words with the U.K., suggesting the diplomatic stalemate is far from being solved.
In an interview with Ecuador’s state television, he said Britain has refused to apologize for its threat to enter the London embassy and that “danger still exists.”
“It would be a suicide for the United Kingdom to enter the Ecuadorean embassy because then people could enter their diplomatic premises all around the world and they wouldn’t be able…
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