Ecuador Official Confirms U.K. Threats to Storm Embassy

England might try to stop Wikileaks founder from getting asylum.


Ecuador's foreign minister is alleging that Britain threatened to storm his country's London embassy to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ricardo Patino told a news conference that Ecuador received a written threat Wednesday from Britain that "it could assault our embassy" if Assange was not handed over. He said the threat was delivered to Ecuador's Foreign Ministry and ambassador in London.

The Press Association reports Patino released details of the letter it got from the British Foreign office.