Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino has said he believes a British surveillance firm was involved in allegedly planting a secret listening device at the nation's embassy in London.
He told a news conference in Quito that he will request the "collaboration of the British government" on the issue:
– Ricardo Patino, foreign minister for ecuador
After this discovery, the government of Ecuador will request the collaboration of the British government in investigating this issue to discover who is implicated in this espionage operation.
[We] have reason to believe that the bugging was being carried out by...one of the biggest private investigation and undercover surveillance companies in the United Kingdom.