Britain has withdrawn a threat to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has taken refuge there, says President Rafael Correa.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.
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.