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:
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.
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