posted on Jul, 1 2013 @ 11:33 AM
This is an interesting turn of events for Mr. Assange, who had, with the aid of an Ecuadorian diplomat bestowed upon Edward Snowden a safe passage
letter without the authorisation of the Ecuadorian government itself.
It has been reported that this incident may very well bring Assange's own asylum bid, and his position in the Ecuadorian Embassy into question.
President Correa has revoked the safe passage letter, leaving Snowden's fate in the hands of the Russians, while Assange has apologised to the foreign
minister, stating that he was sorry "if we have unwittingly (caused) Ecuador discomfort in the Snowden matter".
Perhaps Assange left it up to the Ecuadorian diplomat to inform the government. Perhaps he thought that they had already had the go ahead. Or perhaps,
he was just brave enough to test his ties with Ecuador and see how far he could support Snowden...we may never know.
It will be interesting to see Ecuador's response.
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edit on 1-7-2013 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)