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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange expects to wait up to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador's embassy in London.
Britain has withdrawn a threat to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has taken refuge there, says President Rafael Correa.
"We consider this unfortunate incident over, after a grave diplomatic error by the British in which they said they would enter our embassy," Correa said in a weekly media address.
In a statement, Ecuador's government said it had received "a communication from the British Foreign Office which said that there was no threat to enter the embassy."
Ecuador was furious after the British government warned it might try to seize Assange, who has been holed up in the building for more than two months trying to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations.
Foreign ministers from the American continent have urged Britain and Ecuador to peacefully end the stand off over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The Organisation of American States (OAS) met in Washington yesterday to discuss the situation and passed a motion backing the "inviolability of diplomatic missions".
Senior officials from the 34-member bloc also urged the two sides to continue a dialogue to resolve the row.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed the documents were the officer's notes taken during a briefing, The Independent reported.
The "current" tactics, captured by a photographer from the clipboard of a police officer, on dealing with the WikiLeaks founder read:
The police instructions over Julian Assange's arrest were seen on a document held on a clipboard being carried by an officer in central London.
Police have been instructed to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "under all circumstances" should he leave Ecuador's London embassy, including if he was granted diplomatic immunity by the South American country or came out in a diplomatic bag.
The instructions for the tactics to bring in Mr Assange, including the possibilities of potential distractions, were captured on a police clipboard by a photographer.
Sweden wants to extradite him to face questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations.
Ecuador has remained optimistic that a "compromise" can be reached with the UK government over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future.
But they reiterated the 41-year-old Australian, who is wanted in Sweden over claims of sexual assault, can stay at their London embassy for "as long as it takes."
The officials urged the UK government to withdraw a threat to controversially enter the embassy to arrest Assange, despite Foreign Secretary William Hague insisting there was no intention to "storm" the building.
On Monday, hundreds of Ecuadoreans gathered outside President Rafael Correa's office in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
One supporter said: "We're here to support the timely and correct decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange and also to reject the hostile reaction of Great Britain in cahoots with United States."
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spoken for the first time since taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
It is remarkable how much strain there is between the UK and Ecuador over the fate of a man who is facing charges in neither country.