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Ecuadorian spokesman: 'We are deeply shocked by the British government's threats'

We are deeply shocked by the British government's threats against the sovereignty of the Ecuadorian Embassy and their suggestion that they may forcibly enter the embassy.

This a clear breach of international law and the protocols set out in the Vienna Convention.

Throughout out the last 56 days Mr Julian Assange has been in the Embassy, the Ecuadorian Government has acted honourably in all our attempts to seek a resolution to the situation.

This stands in stark contrast to the escalation of the British Government today with their threats to break down the door of the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Instead of threatening violence against the Ecuadorian Embassy, the British Government should use its energy to find a peaceful resolution to this situation which we are aiming to achieve.

– Ecuadorian government spokesman