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Britain withdraws threat to raid Ecuador’s embassy

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 The Ecuadorian government revealed that it received"a communication from the British Foreign Office which said that there was no threat to enter the embassy."

"We consider this unfortunate incident over, after a grave diplomatic error by the British in which they said they would enter our embassy," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Saturday in a weekly media address.

On Sunday, Britain stated that it remains committed to a diplomatic solution to the standoff and expressed willingness to restart talks with Ecuador.

"We remain committed to the process of dialogue we have entered into and we want that to resume with the government of Ecuador," a British Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

Ecuador granted Assange political asylum but the UK says it will arrest him if he leaves the embassy to deport him to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations.

The case strained relations between London and Quito, which was infuriated after British authorities warned they could enter the Ecuadorian embassy to seize Assange.

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