British police officers stand guard at the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, London, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in June 2012 in an attempt to gain political asylum and avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of alleged sex crimes, which he denies, but President Rafael Correa of Ecuador said Monday a decision has not yet been made on whether to grant political asylum to Assange.
British police officers stand guard at the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, London, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in June 2012 in an attempt to gain political asylum and avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of alleged sex crimes, which he denies, but President Rafael Correa of Ecuador said Monday a decision has not yet been made on whether to grant political asylum to Assange.
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QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s foreign minister alleged Wednesday that Britain had threatened to storm his country’s London embassy to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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