– Ecuadorian official
We would very much like the Foreign Office to send a formal letter saying the embassy is not going to be invaded. That would be very much preferred, so that conversations can be re-started.
We are willing to achieve a compromise. There is space for an agreement which satisfies all parties. Ecuador has been reasonable and will continue to be reasonable. We think things can be solved.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told Ecuadorian television he expects to wait up to a year for a deal to allow him to walk free from the country's embassy in London.