Yesterday the regime leader, Rafael Correa revealed being uncomfortable by the statements made from Julian Assange in the Snowden case. Therefore he asked him to stop making statements on behalf of Ecuador, as happened last week.
“It bothered me a little the performance of Assange and this morning (yesterday) I spoke with the Chancellor to convey that he does not refer to situations in our country,” Correa told AFP.
“He knows of the call I received from (U.S. Vice President) Joe Biden? And he says he has called me to pressure. I would never have allowed a phone call to pressure me. The Vice President has been very friendly, very polite. It is not right what Assange said,” ratified the president, Assange called Biden’s call “not acceptable.”
Correa said that “the appreciation, the esteem for Assange, is still intact” and the protection granted by the Ecuadorian State continues.
“He can stay at the embassy as long as deemed necessary and for us it’s no trouble,” said Correa to AFP.