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Correa accuses Britain of "intolerable threat" in Assange row

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 01:16

Aug. 18 - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has harsh words for Britain as the two countries debate the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Tough talk from Ecuador's president Rafael Correa as he accuses Britain of a "intolerable threat" over the fate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR RAFAEL CORREA SAYING: "They don't know who they are dealing with, friends. Of course, the first decision was to reject - in the most energetic way - this unacceptable, intolerable threat to violate our diplomatic headquarters in London. And we have convened the OAS assembly, UNASUR and ALBA to meet this Sunday to present this intolerable situation, inadmissible in international law." Assange remains inside the Ecuador's embassy in London as the two countries argue over his status. Ecuador granted him asylum Thursday, but Britain has said it will not grant him safe passage out of the country.

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Correa accuses Britain of "intolerable threat" in Assange row

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 01:16