Under our law, with Mr Assange having exhausted all options of appeal UK authorities are under binding obligation to extradite him to Sweden
We shall carry out that obligation. The Ecuadorian Government's decision this afternoon does not change that. #Assange
We remain committed to a negotiated solution that allows us to carry out our obligations under the Extradition Act. #Assange
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.
The UK and Ecuador are locked in a diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Here is some legal background.