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12:00 AM, September 05, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 05, 2012

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UK urges fresh talks with Ecuador

Britain wants to resume talks with Ecuador and find a diplomatic solution to the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as soon as possible, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.
Addressing parliament, Hague also said Assange could not be extradited from Sweden to a third country without Britain's consent, which would not be given if there was a prospect of a death sentence being imposed.
"We wish to continue our dialogue with the government of Ecuador," Hague said in a written statement to parliament.
"We believe that our two countries should be able to find a diplomatic solution.

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