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WikiLeaks Responds: Taking Assange from Embassy Would Be Violation of Vienna Convention

"WikiLeaks condemns in the strongest possible terms the UK's resort to intimidation."

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In a communication this morning to the government of Ecuador, the UK threatened to forcefully enter the Ecuadorian embassy in London and arrest Julian Assange.

The UK claims the power to do so under the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987.

This claim is without basis.

By midnight, two hours prior to the time of this announcement, the embassy had been surrounded by police, in a menacing show of force.