Julian Assange tried to create 'CENTRE FOR SPYING' in Ecuador embassy - president

Julian Assange following his arrest

Julian Assange following his arrest

The comments show the degradation of Julian Assange's relationship with Ecuador, which allowed him to stay in the London embassy for almost seven years.

Assange spent nearly seven years in the nation's London embassy where he sought asylum, until he was dragged out by police in dramatic scenes on Thursday.

President Moreno - who came to power in 2017 - said of the decision to end Assange's seven-year stay in the embassy: "Any attempt to destabilise is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country". I think the key thing is we try and build public pressure on the government and the authorities here to ensure that Julian Assange is not extradited.

Over the weekend Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno accused Assange of using the embassy to interfere with the internal affairs of other states - including the Vatican.

"We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying", Moreno said, in an apparent reference to the leaked pictures. "Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on global law".

Egypt's Sissi meets Libyan strongman Haftar in Cairo
The 75-year-old Haftar's push for Tripoli took many by surprise and has brought calls from round the world for a ceasefire. The UN said on Sunday that a school was bombed in Ain Zara southwest of Tripoli, without saying who was responsible.

The South American nation's interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, described staff tolerating poor behaviour from the 47-year-old, including him "putting faeces on the walls".

Jennifer Robinson told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador is making "pretty outrageous allegations" to justify allowing British police into its embassy on Thursday in order to take Assange into custody.

Pressed over the veracity of the allegations, Ms Robinson said: "That's not true". Sweden also is considering reviving a rape investigation against him.

One particularly controversial piece, consisting of gun camera footage leaked to Assange's organization by former US army soldier Chelsea Manning, appears to show US Apache gunships firing on civilians in Iraq in 2007.

She also said Assange's fears of a U.S. extradition threat were proved correct this week after allegations were made that he conspired to hack into a classified Pentagon computer.

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