In an interview with the pan-Latin American broadcaster Telesur, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says it might take six to 12 months to resolve the issue of his extradition to Sweden. His comments follow an admission by the foreign secretary, William Hague, that “a solution is not in sight” to the row, which has strained diplomatic relations with the South American country. Assange reveals that the whistle-blower website will soon release millions of emails related to the Syrian government.

Julian Assange: I could stay in Ecuadorean embassy for a year

WikiLeaks founder believes case against him will be dropped as William Hague admits ‘solution is not in sight’ to extradition row

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to pan-Latin American broadcaster TelesurLink to this videoWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could remain holed up inside Ecuador‘s embassy in London for a year, he has predicted.

The 41-year-old Australian, who faces arrest and extradition to Sweden over alleged sexual offences if he sets foot outside the building in Knightsbridge, central London, insisted he believes the case against him will be dropped.

In a television interview broadcast in Ecuador, Assange said he believed it would take between “six and 12 months” for the issue to be resolved.

His comments follow an admission by the foreign secretary, William Hague, that “a solution is not in sight” to the row, which has strained diplomatic relations with the South American country.

Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador after seeking sanctuary in the country’s diplomatic mission in June.

In an interview inside the embassy, he told Telesur he believed the issue “will be solved through diplomacy”, the BBC reported.

Assange added: “The Swedish government could drop the case. I think this is the most likely scenario. Maybe after a thorough investigation of what happened they could drop the case.

“I think this will be solved in between six and 12 months. That’s what I estimate.”

Ecuador has claimed Britain threatened to storm its embassy and make an arrest, an assertion strenuously denied by Hague.

Hague said on Thursday: “This may go on for a long time so we are not making a threat against the embassy of Ecuador.”

While talks aimed at finding a way of ending the standoff would continue, he added, “given Ecuador’s position on what they call diplomatic asylum and our very clear legal position, such a solution is not in sight at the moment”.

Julian Assange predicts year-long stay in Ecuadorean embassy – video

In an interview with the pan-Latin American broadcaster Telesur, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says it might take six to 12 months to resolve the issue of his extradition to Sweden. Assange reveals that the whistle-blower website will soon release millions of emails related to the Syrian government

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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email: occupy-think-tank@gmx.de
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