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Correa: Assange asylum rumors false, no decision yet


Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa took to Twitter to dispel rumors that his government had granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. Correa added that no decision has been made either way.

“Assange asylum rumor is false,” Correa confirmed on his Twitter feed. He added that he is waiting for a Foreign Ministry report on the issue, without which a decision will not be made.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino has confirmed that on Wednesday, his ministry will present its conclusions on Assange’s asylum petition to President Correa for an executive decision.

On Monday, Correa said he hoped to make an official announcement on the issue “before the end of the week,” possibly following a meeting with Ricardo Patino and other diplomats in London scheduled for Wednesday.

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