Ecuador: «Assange granted naturalization», says Ecuadorian FM

11 января 2018 г. 22:12

Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Fernanda Espinosa confirmed that «naturalization was granted» to whistle-blower and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, in a statement about his legal status today in Quito, Ecuador. She went on saying that the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry had requested the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs to accredit Assange «as diplomatic agent in the mission of Ecuador in the United Kingdom,» noting that this request was denied. The top diplomat added that such option was declined by Ecuador, «in a view of the good relations we have with the United Kingdom.» Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, with British police waiting outside, ready to arrest the WikiLeaks founder for breaking his 2012 bail conditions.

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