Not forcing UK to arrest Julian Assange: US
Washington: The United States has denied that it was pushing Britain to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the embassy of Ecuador in London.
“I have no information to indicate that there is any truth to that at all,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
“My information is that we have not involved ourselves in this. If that is not correct, we’ll get back to you,” she added.
Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two months ago to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.
On Thursday, Ecuador granted him political asylum and warned Britain against entering their embassy to arrest Assange, Politico reports.
According to the report, Nuland stressed that this issue is between the Ecuadorians, the Brits, the Swedes, and that the US is not interfering in it.
“This is an issue between the Ecuadorians, the Brits, the Swedes. I don’t have anything particular to add,” Nuland said.
“It is an issue among the countries involved, and we are not planning to interject ourselves,” she added.
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