Julian Assange may not want to pack his bags for Ecuador just yet.
The South American country's deputy foreign minister suggested the beleaguered founder of WikiLeaks could potentially find safe haven within its borders, but that invitation was quickly denied by the nation's president.
The offer by Kintto Lucas on Monday "has not been approved by Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino - or the president," President Rafael Correa told reporters.
Patino had also swept aside Lucas' bold offer, which the underling made during an interview with the Spanish-language website, Ecuadormediato.
"We are open to giving [Assange] residency in Ecuador, without any problem and without any conditions," the deputy foreign minister is quoted as saying.
Patino said Ecuador first needed to weigh "the legal and diplomatic perspective" of allowing Assange safe haven in their country before making such an offer.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Ecuador to Wikileaks Douchebag: On Second Thought, Maybe It's Not a Good Idea to Come Here
What I can't understand is why Cuba and Venezuela have yet to roll out the red carpet for this tool. Well, maybe since he's on the Interpol wanted list, harboring one of the world's most despised men isn't quite practical, at least if you've made your intentions public.
Posted by JammieWearingFool at 8:15 AM