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Ecuador Looks to Solve Standoff Over WikiLeaks Leader Assange

  • Third-party mediation sought to end diplomatic asylum impasse
  • Relations between Assange, hosts have soured in last year

After more than five years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, Wikileaks leader Julian Assange may be wearing out his welcome.

Ecuador is exploring options to resolve his status and is very much interested in mediation by a third party, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa told reporters Tuesday in Quito.