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WorldEcuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

11:06  15 april  2019
11:06  15 april  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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President Lenin Moreno tells the Guardian that Assange tried to use the building as a 'centre for spying '. Speaking to the Guardian, President Moreno claimed Ecuador ' s old government provided facilities President Moreno - who came to power in 2017 - said of the decision to end Assange 's

Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a “centre for spying ”, Ecuador ’ s president has said in an interview with the “We can not allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying ,” Moreno said

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Julian Assange used the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a "centre for spying ", the country's leader has said . Speaking to the Guardian, President Moreno claimed Ecuador ' s old government provided facilities within the embassy " to interfere" with other states.

Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange . Why does Ecuador want Assange out of its London embassy ? The head of Ecuadorian intelligence, Rommy Vallejo, held a meeting with Patiño to discuss the Assange situation and the “risks” he posed to embassy staff.

London police dragged Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.

Assange's relationship with his hosts collapsed after Ecuador accused him of leaking information about Moreno's personal life.

Moreno denied to the Guardian that he had acted as a reprisal for the way in which documents about his family had been leaked. He said he regretted that Assange had used the embassy to interfere in other country’s democracies.

"Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country," Moreno told the Guardian by email.

"We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying,” the Guardian quoted Moreno as saying.

Supporters of Assange said Ecuador had betrayed him at the behest of Washington, that the ending of his asylum was illegal and that it marked a dark moment for press freedom. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)

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