Assange used Ecuador's embassy for 'spying', says president

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April 15, 2019

Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum after what he called violations by Assange.

President Moreno told the Guardian newspaper Ecuador's old government had provided facilities within the embassy "to interfere" with other states.

Assange's lawyer had earlier accused Ecuador of "outrageous allegations".

President Moreno - who came to power in 2017 - said of the decision to end Assange's seven-year stay in the embassy: "Any attempt to destabilise is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country."

He added: "We can not allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying."

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News date : 04/15/2019    Category : World News

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