Britain wants a ‘way out’ of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador

Maria Fernanda Espinosa, foreign minister, says UK and Ecuador working on an opening

Britain is interested in finding a solution to the stalemate that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuadors London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country has said.

In May, Sweden dropped an investigation into rape accusations that led Assange, 45, to seek asylum in the embassy in 2012, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the building.

The United Kingdom wants a way out, but plainly that is in the hands of the UK justice system, they have their procedures, their ways, the council of ministers, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, told reporters on Thursday. This opening has been there, and we are working on it.

A British court issued an apprehend warrant for Assange when he failed to surrender to the court on 29 June, 2012, and the Metropolitan Police Service is compelled to execute that warrant, the London police said in May.

Assange, who denies the rape accusations, dreads being handed over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks publication of thousands of categorized military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest datum leaks in US history.

Make sure to visit: CapGeneration.com